The Marks and Spencer Group (M&S) 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.
Helen is currently CFO at the John Lewis Partnership. She joined John Lewis in 2012 from Lloyds Banking Group, where she was group executive director of 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.
Marc Bolland, chief executive, M&S, says: “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 adds: “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.”