Alex BaldockGroup Chief Executive +
Alex BaldockGroup Chief Executive
Alex is the Group Chief Executive of Currys and joined the Board in 2018. Alex is a member of the Disclosure Committee.
Alex was CEO of Shop Direct (2012-2018) where he led the delivery of the digital transformation of Shop Direct, now the Very Group, from a catalogue retailer to the UK’s second largest e-commerce pure-play, delivering four consecutive years of record growth in sales, profits, customer satisfaction and colleague engagement. Before that, he led the successful transformation of Lombard (2008-2012), and commercial director at Barclays. He started his career in strategy and operations consulting with Kalchas and Bain & Company, is a scholar of Worcester College, Oxford.
Alex is a non-executive director of RS Group plc and member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Eileen Burbidge MBEIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Eileen Burbidge MBEIndependent Non-Executive Director
Eileen Burbidge MBE joined the Board as a Non-executive director in January 2019. Eileen is Chair of the ESG Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee.
Eileen has a university degree in computer science and has held various roles at Apple, Sun Microsystems, Openwave, PalmSource, Skype, Yahoo! and Verizon Wireless. Eileen was a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group, chair of Tech Nation – a UK government-supported technology industry group, HM Treasury Special Envoy for Fintech and Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office. She was made an MBE for services to business in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2015.
Eileen co-founded Passion Capital in 2011 where she is a partner and represents as non-executive/investor director at Monzo Bank and Butternut Box along with several other Passion Capital portfolio companies.
Tony DeNunzio CBEDeputy Chair and Senior Independent Director +
Tony DeNunzio CBEDeputy Chair and Senior Independent Director
Tony DeNunzio CBE joined the Board as Non-executive director and Senior Independent Director in December 2015 and became Deputy Chair in April 2017. Tony is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the ESG and Nominations Committees.
Tony was non-executive chairman of Pets at Home Group Plc from 2014 to May 2020 and president and chief executive officer of Asda / Walmart UK from 2002 to 2005, having previously served as chief financial officer of Asda PLC. He started his career in the fast-moving consumer goods sector with financial positions in Unilever PLC, L’Oréal and PepsiCo, Inc. He was also previously non-executive director of Alliance Boots GmbH, chairman of Maxeda Retail Group BV, and deputy chairman and senior independent director of MFI Furniture Group plc (now Howden Joinery Group Plc). He was chairman of the advisory board of Manchester Business School and was awarded a CBE for services to retail in 2005.
Tony is Chairman of the British Retail Consortium, chairman of Evri UK, senior advisor at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co L.P. and a non-executive director of PrimaPrix SL.
Ian DysonChair +
Ian Dyson is the Chair of Currys plc and joined the Board in September 2022. Ian is Chair of the Nominations Committee.
Ian’s past roles include chair of ASOS plc, chief executive of Punch Taverns plc, group finance and operations director at Marks & Spencer Group plc, group finance director of Rank Group Plc and group financial controller and finance director for the hotels division of Hilton Group plc. He was a non-executive director of SSP Group plc and senior independent non-executive director of Flutter Entertainment plc. More recently, Ian was a non executive director, and audit committee chair, of InterContinental Hotels Group plc (2013-2023).
Ian is a non-executive director of JD Sports Fashion plc.
Magdalena GergerIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Magdalena GergerIndependent Non-Executive Director
Magdalena Gerger joined the Board as a Non-executive director in May 2023. Magdalena is a member of the Remuneration, Nominations and ESG Committees.
Magdalena’s former roles include president and CEO of Systembolaget, senior vice president of Arla Foods, category head for Nescafe and Retail Coffee at Nestle UK, and UK marketing director at Tambrands (now Proctor & Gamble) and ICI Paints. Magdalena has over 20 years’ non-executive director experience, and her past roles include Ingka Holding BV (IKEA), Husqvarna AB and Ahlsell AB.
Magdalena is a non-executive director of Peab AB and Investor AB, and chair of Nefab Group, the Business Council of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and the British Swedish Chamber of Commerce.
Bruce MarshChief Financial Officer +
Bruce MarshChief Financial Officer
Bruce Marsh joined the Board as Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2021. Bruce is Chair of the Disclosure Committee.
Bruce joined Currys from Tesco plc, where he was finance director, UK & Ireland (2015-2021). Before that, Bruce was at Kingfisher plc where he was managing director of Kingfisher Future Homes and group strategy director. Previously, Bruce held several senior finance roles at Dixons Retail plc. Bruce brings a strong fiancial track record over many years in retail, and in the successful delivery of large complex business transformations in rapidly changing environments. He has extensive experience leading high-quality finance teams, maintaining robust financial controls and improving planning and performance.
Fiona McBainIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Fiona McBainIndependent Non-Executive Director
Fiona McBain joined the Board as a Non-executive director in March 2017. Fiona is Chair of the Audit Committee.
Fiona was the chair of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc until the end of June 2023. She was chief executive officer of Scottish Friendly Group until December 2016, having joined the company in 1998. She has worked in the finance functions at Prudential plc and Scottish Amicable and, earlier in her career, across a number of industry sectors in the UK and then in the US. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Young (now EY).
Fiona is a Non-executive director of Direct Line Insurance Group plc and chair of the investment committee. Fiona is also a Non-executive director of Monzo Bank Limited where is also senior independent director and chair of the audit committee.
Gerry MurphyIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Gerry MurphyIndependent Non-Executive Director
Gerry Murphy is a Non-executive director of the Board, having joined Carphone Warehouse as a Non-Executive Director in April 2014. Gerry is member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Gerry was a non-executive director of Capital & Counties Properties PLC from 2015 to 2018 and senior independent director from 2018 to 2020. Gerry is a former Deloitte LLP partner and was leader of its Professional Practices Group with direct industry experience in consumer business, retail and technology, media and telecommunications. He was a member of the Deloitte board and chairman of its audit committee for a number of years and also chairman of the Audit & Assurance Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Gerry is a non-executive board member of the Department of Health and Social Care.
Adam WalkerIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Adam WalkerIndependent Non-Executive Director
Adam Walker joined the Board as a Non-executive director in June 2023. Adam is a member of the Audit and Remuneration Committees.
Adam's former executive roles include executive vice president and chief financial officer of IHS Holding Limited (IHS Towers), the largest global telecommunications tower company, from 2017 to 2022, chief financial officer of GKN plc, group finance director at Informa PLC, and finance director at National Express Group PLC. Adam was a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at Kier Group plc from 2016 to 2019.
Adam is a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at Tritium DCFC Limited, listed on Nasdaq. Adam is also Deputy Chairman of the Matt Hampson Foundation, a charity focused on young people who have undergone a life changing injury through sport.
Nigel PatersonGeneral Counsel and Company Secretary +
Nigel PatersonGeneral Counsel and Company Secretary
Nigel Paterson was appointed General Counsel & Company Secretary in April 2015. Nigel is a member of the Disclosure Committee.
Nigel has a strong background in UK and international telecoms and held several senior legal roles at BT Group plc including general counsel of BT Consumer, head of competition & regulatory law, and vice president and chief counsel for UK and major transactions. Prior to BT, Nigel was engaged as legal counsel at ExxonMobil International Limited. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with Linklaters.