Senior Management

Managing Director Retail, Digital, Food & Events
Ross Clemmow
Ross joined Debenhams in July 2013 and was appointed to the Executive committee in March 2014 as E-Commerce Director. Ross joined Debenhams from Argos where he was responsible for the growth and development of Prior to his time in retail, Ross held a variety of roles with Procter & Gamble, Bain & Company and in private equity. 

Current external directorships: Non-executive director of London City Airport Ltd.

Managing Director Fashion and Home
Steven Cook

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

Managing Director Beauty and Marketing
Richard Cristofoli

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.

Transformation and People Director
Sally  Hyndman
Sally was appointed to the business’ Executive Committee in May 2017 as HR Director. In November 2018, her role was expanded and she became Transformation & People Director. Sally brings a wealth of experience gained in retail and hospitality, working for brands such as Marks and Spencer, Ask and Zizzi Restaurants. Most recently, she held the position of Group HR Director for Dixons Carphone PLC where she led the integration of the newly created business
Technology & Supply Chain Director
Angela was appointed to the business’ Executive Committee in May 2017 as Technology & Supply Chain Director responsible for Systems, Supply Chain, Imports/Exports and Logistics. Angela brings a wealth of technology experience gained in retailers such as J Sainsbury plc, Walmart and Asda. Most recently she held the role of Chief Information Officer at Direct Line Group during its separation from Royal Bank of Scotland and subsequent float on the London Stock Exchange.
International Director

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.

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