– UK, London – Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S) announces the appointment of Helen Weir to its Board as Chief Finance Officer. She will take up her appointment on a date to be confirmed.

Helen is currently Chief Financial Officer at the John Lewis Partnership.  She joined John Lewis in 2012 from Lloyds Banking Group plc where she was Group Executive Director, Retail having been Group Finance Director at Lloyds from 2004-2008.  Prior to this, Helen was Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc, and Finance Director of B&Q. She spent her early career at Unilever and McKinsey & Co.

Marc Bolland, Chief Executive, M&S, said:  “We are delighted to be appointing Helen as CFO. She is extremely well qualified, and brings a wealth of relevant financial, retail and consumer experience. We look forward to her joining the M&S team.”

Helen Weir said: “M&S is one of the UK’s great brands. This is an exciting time to be joining the company and I am delighted to be part of the team.”

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