// M&S reveals that CFO Humphrey Singer will depart on December 31
// Before M&S, Singer worked as group finance director for Dixons Carphone
Marks & Spencer has announced that Humphrey Singer will step down from his role as group chief finance officer on December 31, after a year at the company.
Before M&S, Singer had worked as group finance director for Dixons Carphone.
He began his retail career in 2007 when he joined Currys as finance director.
Singer’s departure was first announced on September 23, but his departure date was not known until now.
He has been working with chief executive Steve Rowe and the board to ensure an “orderly transition” is underway.
Last week, M&S bolstered the senior team of its food division with four new directors ahead of its online joint venture with Ocado.
According to The Times, Tesco strategy director Pav Anand has been appointed M&S head of food strategy and special products and Sainsbury’s head of technical Lisa Raschia is now head of produce and horticulture.
Meanwhile, Danish Crown supply chain director David Stokes has been appointed head of sourcing, and PwC’s Laurissa Kuligowski will step into the role of commercial strategy and operations director at M&S.