Marks & Spencer has boosted its management team by luring a director of Dixons Carphone to join the company.
Humphrey Singer has been group finance director of Dixons Carphone since 2014, having held the same post with Dixons before it merged with Carphone Warehouse.
Marks & Spencer has suffered disappointing trading results recently, with the one bright spot being its food business. It will be hoping the injection of new blood will help rejuvenate the company.
Period of change
Marks & Spencer’s chief executive Steve Rowe said: “As we embark on our five-year transformation programme, Humphrey will be a great addition to the top team.
“His experience as part of the team that led Dixons through its period of change and migration to multi-channel retailer is most relevant to what we are undertaking here.
"This, coupled with his retail expertise and eye for detail and cost, will be very important to our team dynamic as we move forward.”
Singer said: “Under Steve M&S is changing and there’s no better time to be joining the team that is transforming the business.”
Singer will replace Helen Weir who is leaving M&S at the end of March to pursue a portfolio career.