Current external directorships: Non-executive director of London City Airport Ltd.
Steven Cook joined Debenhams in January 2018 as Managing Director for Fashion and Home responsible for our business unit that oversees the organisation’s buying, design and merchandising divisions for these categories as it continues to implement the Debenhams Redesigned Strategy.
Steven sits on the business’ executive committee. Previously he was at Holt Renfrew, most recently as Chief Merchant. Prior to that Steven worked at Sears Canada. His retail, fashion and manufacturer experience spans a number of leading brands including Calvin Klein, Badgley Mischka as well as Polo Ralph Lauren, J. Crew and Nike
Richard Cristofoli joined Debenhams in March 2011 as Marketing Director responsible for our Advertising, Loyalty, Product Marketing, Creative and PR functions. Richard sits on the business’ executive committee. Previously he was at WHSmith for six years, most recently as Group Marketing Director. Prior to that Richard worked at Sainsbury’s where he held a number of key marketing roles.
David Smith was appointed International Director of Debenhams plc in May 2016 David sits on the business’ executive committee.
David brings a wealth of international experience gained in global apparel brands such as Levi Strauss and the VF Corporation and most recently as Managing Director, Asia Pacific of The Body Shop International.
Rachel has a strong retail and customer-facing background including previous roles at John Lewis plc and Kingfisher plc. Her last position was Chief Financial Officer at Domino’s Pizza. She has also held senior finance positions at Sodexo and Vodafone. Rachel is a chartered accountant and has also worked for KPMG.