Former Kingfisher CFO becomes non-exec chairman at HMV

MUSIC RETAILER HMV has promoted CFO heavyweight Philip Rowley as its non-executive chairman.

Rowley (pictured above) joined the music business in 2007 and has been senior independent non-executive since February 2010. Most recently he was chairman and CEO of AOL and prior to that he was group finance director at home improvement retailer Kingfisher, for two years.

He has worked as CFO in several large international businesses including EMI Music Worldwide and the largest US children’s book publisher Golden Books Family Entertainment.

Rowley succeeds Robert Swannell (pictured below) at HMV, who leaves the business to take up a chairmanship role at retailers Marks & Spencer. He will remain on the board as a non-executive director.

Robert Swannell

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