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Barber appointed to audit committee at Next

Fashion chain brings Steve Barber, former CFO of the Mirror Group, into its ranks in a non-executive capacity

Steve Barber has been appointed as a non-executive director of clothing giant
Next.

Barber, currently chief operating officer of executive recruitment
consultants Whitehead Mann,
will sit on the FTSE 100 corporate’s audit committee from next month.

His career has included almost 30 years in the accountancy profession
with Price Waterhouse and
Ernst
& Young
and he was also finance director of the
Mirror Group.

A spokesperson for Next said of his appointment: ‘The search for a new
non-executive director who will also sit on the audit committee has been
completed and the board has pleasure in announcing the appointment of Steve
Barber with effect from 1 June 2007.’

Further reading:

Directors feel ‘under-qualified for audit committee
roles’

Richardson to serve as non-exec at Restaurant Group

Ex-finance minister leaves HSBC board after
only nine weeks

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