Humphrey Singer, CFO, Marks & Spencer

Humphrey Singer, CFO, Marks & Spencer

Singer is set to succeed Helen Weir as CFO of the British retailer

Bio

Singer graduated from the University of Warwick with a BA in Economics with International Studies in 1987. The very same year he began his first role in finance at Cadbury Schweppes, where he remained for nine years.

This triggered a varied and successful career in the financial sector. Beginning as Vice President of Coca-Cola Enterprises, where he worked until 2007, he then moved on to Dixons Retail.

At Dixons, Singer worked in the roles of Currys Finance Director, Group Financial Controller, and from 2011, UK & Ireland Finance Director. Singer continued in his role when Dixons merged with Carphone Warehouse in 2014.

2018 is an exciting year for Singer, as he prepares to take over from Helen Weir as chief finance officer.

Why did he make the power list?

Singer comes in at number 30 on the Accountancy Age Financial Power List 2018. Singer is lined up to replace current M&S CFO Helen Weir this year, with Weir leaving the company at the end of March. In his role, Singer will be integral to the M&S five-year transformation plan to become a digital-first business. His experience of managing Dixons through a similar period of change should stand him in good stead as CFO of the retailer.

Marks & Spencer

Marks & Spencer plc is a major British multinational retailer which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

M&S was founded in 1884 by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds. It specialises in selling clothing, home products, and luxury food items.

M&S have 979 stores in the UK alone, and many more across the world.

 

Find out who made numbers 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, and 46-50. You can also compare this year’s power list with those in 2016 and 2017.

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