Alex BaldockGroup Chief Executive +
Alex BaldockGroup Chief Executive
Alex has been CEO of the UK and European market-leading technology retailer since 2018, and is leading an ambitious transformation to build a Currys that helps everyone enjoy amazing technology. Alex was previously CEO of Shop Direct, now the Very Group (2012-18), where he led the business’s digital transformation from a catalogue retailer to the UK’s second largest e-commerce pureplay, and through four consecutive years of record growth in sales, profits, customer satisfaction and colleague engagement. Before that, Alex was managing director of Lombard, leading the turnaround of Europe’s leading asset finance company back to growth and profitability (2008-12), 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, and a non-executive director of RS Group plc.
Andrea Gisle JoosenIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Andrea Gisle JoosenIndependent Non-Executive Director
Andrea Gisle Joosen was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 6 August 2014 following the merger of Dixons Retail with Carphone Warehouse. Andrea joined Dixons as a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2013. Her former roles include Chair of Acast AB and Teknikmagasinet AB, Non-Executive Director of Lighthouse Group, James Hardie Industries plc, ICA Gruppen AB, Chief Executive of Boxer TV Access AB in Sweden and Managing Director (Nordic region) of Panasonic, Chantelle AB and Twentieth Century Fox. Her early career involved several senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of 888 Holdings plc, Logent AB, Qred AB, Billerud AB, Nu Company GmbH and Stadium AB and the Chair of Bilprovningen AB.
Bruce MarshChief Financial Officer +
Bruce MarshChief Financial Officer
Bruce Marsh joined the Board as Group Chief Financial Officer on 12 July 2021. Bruce was Finance Director, UK and Ireland, at Tesco plc from 2015 to 2021. Before that Bruce was at Kingfisher plc, where he was Managing Director of Kingfisher Future Homes and Group Strategy Director. He also previously held a number of senior finance roles at Dixons Retail plc. Bruce brings a strong 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.
Eileen Burbidge MBEIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Eileen Burbidge MBEIndependent Non-Executive Director
Eileen Burbidge MBE joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2019. Eileen has a university degree in computer science and since a career start in telecoms at Verizon Wireless, she has held various roles at Apple, Sun Microsystems, Openwave, PalmSource, Skype and Yahoo!. Eileen was previously a member of the Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group. Eileen is the HM Treasury Special Envoy for Fintech and Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office. Eileen co-founded Passion Capital in 2011 where she is a partner and represents as non-executive/investor director at Monzo Bank along with several other Passion Capital portfolio companies.
Fiona McBainIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Fiona McBainIndependent Non-Executive Director
Fiona McBain joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 March 2017 and is Chair of the Audit Committee. Fiona was Chief Executive Officer of Scottish Friendly Group until December 2016, having joined the company in 1998. She was previously engaged in the finance functions at Prudential plc and Scottish Amicable. She qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Young (now EY) in London, working across a number of industry sectors in the UK and then in the US. Fiona is currently Chair of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust plc and a Non-Executive Director of Direct Line Insurance Group plc and Monzo Bank Ltd.
Gerry MurphyIndependent Non-Executive Director +
Gerry MurphyIndependent Non-Executive Director
Gerry Murphy is a Non-Executive Director of Currys, having joined Carphone Warehouse as a Non-Executive Director on 2 April 2014.
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.
Ian DysonChair +
Ian Dyson is the Chair of Currys plc and the Nominations Committee. He joined the Board in September 2022. He is currently a non-executive director of InterContinental Hotels Group plc but will step down from this role in February 2023. Ian has more than 20 years of experience in the public market arena and has held both executive and non-executive directorships at FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies. 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.
Nigel PatersonGeneral Counsel and Company Secretary +
Nigel PatersonGeneral Counsel and Company Secretary
Nigel Paterson was appointed General Counsel & Company Secretary in April 2015. He has a strong background in UK and international telecoms and held several senior legal roles at BT Group plc before joining Currys. These included General Counsel of BT Consumer, Head of Competition and 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.
Tony DeNunzio CBEDeputy Chair and Senior Independent Director +
Tony DeNunzio CBEDeputy Chair and Senior Independent Director
Tony DeNunzio CBE is Deputy Chair and Senior Independent Director of Currys. Tony is Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nominations Committee. 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 has also been chairman of the advisory board of Manchester Business School and was awarded a CBE for services to retail in 2005. Tony is non-executive Chairman at Hermes UK, senior adviser at Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co L.P., a non-executive director of PrimaPrix SL and Chairman of the British Retail Consortium.