Marks & Spencer recruits John Lewis finance director Helen Weir

Marks and Spencer has announced the appointment of Helen Weir CBE to its board as chief finance officer. She will take up her appointment on a date to be confirmed.

Marks & Spencer recruits John Lewis finance director Helen Weir

Helen tendered her resignation as finance director at the John Lewis Partnership yesterday (Monday November 17). A process to select her successor will begin immediately. Helen is expected to work her six month notice period and her departure date will be announced in due course.

She joined John Lewis in 2012 from Lloyds Banking Group 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 and finance director of B&Q. She spent her early career at Unilever and McKinsey & Co.

M&S chief executive Marc Bolland 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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