Board of Directors

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

Role: Independent non-executive director since November 2016

Key strengths: Nicky brings a wealth of experience and understanding in brand development and the global beauty industry. Nicky founded speciality beauty retailer Space NK and following the sale of the business consults for an international roster of clients in the beauty, wellness and lifestyle sectors.

Current external directorships: Director of Nicky Kinnaird Consulting Limited and Colorescience Inc. Nicky is also non-executive Chairman of The Walkactive Company Limited

Role: Independent non-executive director since October 2017. David is also a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committee and became Chairman of the Audit Committee in January 2018.
David Adams

Key strengths: David was Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive of House of Fraser plc until 2006, then Executive Chairman of Jessops plc, becoming Non-Executive Chairman in 2009. In addition, he has held several Executive and Non-Executive roles in 30 years in retailing, including ten years as a plc Finance Director.

Principal current external directorships:  David is currently the Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Halfords plc, and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at Thinksmart plc (AIM) listed. In addition, he is Chairman of Park Cameras Ltd and a Trustee of Walk the Walk, a breast cancer charity. During this year, Conviviality plc (AIM listed), of which David was Chairman, went into administration.

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