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 in September 2019. He previously held finance roles at Sky and Pfizer, among others. Mike is a chartered accountant.
Current external directorships: None
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. In September 2019 his remit was extended to cover the Beauty Trading Division.
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
Abigail Comber joined Debenhams in January 2020 as Chief Marketing Officer and brings a wealth of experience and understanding of customer engagement and developing digital service initiatives. Abigail sits on the business’ executive committee.
Previously she was at British Airways where her portfolio included Brand Strategy, Marketing, Customer Experience Design, Partnerships, Sponsorship, and Community Relations. Abigail is a Fellow of the Marketing Society.