Board of Directors

Role: Chairman – Celine Jersey Topco Limited, parent of the Debenhams group of operating companies since October 2019

Mark Gifford is Chairman of Celine Jersey Topco Limited, parent of the Debenhams group of operating companies. Mark has a wealth of experience in large scale turnarounds, bringing stability to retail businesses and delivering change and growth in the consumer sector. He is currently Chairman of Radley Group and a non-executive director of Ann Summers’ parent GGI and of No. 9 Investments (the McCarthy family investment office). He was previously CFO of Game Digital from 2015 to 2018 and CFO of House of Fraser for eight years.

Role: Chief Executive Officer since August 2019

Key strengths: Stefaan is an experienced turnaround expert at professional services firm, Alvarez & Marsal. He is a seasoned CEO and retail operator, having served as CEO or advisor at a number of large retail and consumer companies, including Intertoys, Vion Food Group, Diam International and Bally Shoes.

Current external directorships: None

Role: Chief Financial Officer since September 2019

Key strengths: Mike, a seasoned finance professional, has been with Debenhams since February 2010 and has played a major part in the financial restructuring of Debenhams before stepping up to become CFO. He previously held finance roles at Sky and Pfizer, among others. Mike is a chartered accountant.

Current external directorships: None

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