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Biography PhotoSir Ian Cheshire
Role: Chairman of the board since April 2016 and of the Nomination Committee. Ian is also a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Key strengths: Sir Ian has vast experience of a range of businesses in both an executive and a non-executive capacity. He spent 17 years with Kingfisher plc including seven years a... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoSergio Bucher
Role: Chief Executive Officer since October 2016

Key strengths: Sergio brings extensive experience of international and multi-channel retailing to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Sergio worked for Amazon.com, Inc. where he... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoMatt  Smith
Role: Chief Financial Officer since January 2015.

Key strengths: Matt brings extensive experience of international and multi-channel retailing to his role as Chief Financial Officer. Matt worked for Mothercare as CFO since 201... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoSuzanne Harlow
Role: Group Trading Director since December 2013.

Key strengths: Suzanne had led Debenhams’ design, buying and merchandising activities in the role of Group Trading Director since 2008 and was appointed to the board in December 20... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoMartina King
Role: Independent non-executive director since August 2009 and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. In January 2016 took over the chair of the Remuneration Committee. She also chairs the Sustainability Committee.

Key strengths: Martina has accumulated extensive experience in management and marketing through holding a number of senior positions in marketing and online media including Manag... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoMark Rolfe FCA
Role: Independent non-executive director since October 2010. Mark is also chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Key strengths: Mark is a chartered accountant and has considerable financial and accounting experience including 20 years spent with Gallaher Group plc in various finance a... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoPeter Fitzgerald
Role: Independent non-executive director since October 2012 and a member of the Audit Committee.

Key strengths: Peter’s experience as a leading e-commerce executive is invaluable to Debenhams as we continue to grow our multi-channel business. Peter is Country Manager at Goog... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoStephen Ingham
Role: Independent non-executive director since January 2013 and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Key strengths: Stephen has been Chief Executive Officer of PageGroup plc since 2006 having worked for that business since 1987. His experience of building an international bu... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoTerry  Duddy
Role: Senior Independent Director since January 2016 following appointment as an independent non-executive director in April 2015. Terry is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees.

Key strengths: Terry was Chief Executive of Home Retail Group, following its demerger from GUS in October 2006 until March 2014, having previously served as CEO of Argos since it... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoLisa Myers
Role: Independent non-executive director since September 2016 and a member of the Audit Committee

Key strengths: Lisa Myers spent 19 years at Franklin Templeton, where she was an Executive Vice-president and lead portfolio manager of some of Templeton’s flagship global funds,... Additional Biography >>

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Biography PhotoNicky Kinnaird
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 f... Additional Biography >>

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