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Thorntons sweet on Somerfield's FD

Somerfield FD Mark Robson to make the move to Thorntons in the same role

Luxury chocolate group
Thorntons
has appointed Mark Robson as FD.

Robson, who joins from Somerfield, is expected to take on the role no later
than the end of November when he replaces John Wall.

Robson has extensive experience in retail and consumer goods, having held
senior finance roles at pub and bar chain SFI
Holdings
, Claire’s Accessories and Alldays.

Robson’s role at Somerfield will be absorbed by the
Co-operative
Group’s FD of food Steve Humes. The Co-op acquired Somerfield in a £1.5bn deal
in March.

Wall, who has served at Thorntons for five years, will stay on for as long as
required to ensure a smooth transition.

Robson began his career at BDO Stoy Hayward.

Further reading:

Profile: Martyn Wates, CFO of the
Co-operative Group

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