Alex Baldock

Group Chief Executive Officer +

Alex Baldock

Group Chief Executive Officer

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.

Bruce Marsh

Group Chief Financial Officer +

Bruce Marsh

Group Chief Financial Officer

Bruce is an accomplished business leader with more than 30 years’ experience and a strong track record in the successful delivery of large complex business transformations across rapidly changing environments. He joined Currys as Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2021, with overall responsibility for group finance, tax, treasury, planning, analysis, and strategy and property, amongst others.

Bruce was previously at multinational supermarket Tesco plc, where he served as Finance Director for UK & Ireland for six years and played a pivotal role in the business’ revitalisation. Before that, he was at home improvement retailer 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, working his way up from Commercial Finance Manager in 1995, through to Regional Finance Director in 2008.

Bruce is passionate about the retail industry, the use of data and analytics to drive performance and streamlining organisations, and has extensive experience leading high-quality finance teams, maintaining robust financial controls and improving planning and performance.

Bruce lives in Hertfordshire with his wife and has two adult sons.  His main passions are sport, particularly golf and football, as well as travel.

Lindsay Haselhurst

Chief Operating Officer +

Lindsay Haselhurst

Chief Operating Officer

Lindsay is a recognised leader in retail, supply chain and logistics with 20+ years’ experience developing strong relationships with suppliers and building customer-centric operations internationally.

As Currys COO, Lindsay leads the customer sales and service functions, with responsibility for stores, online, operations and B2B. Lindsay moved into the role of COO in early 2022, having joined the technology retailer in 2020 as Chief Supply Chain Officer leading its supply chain and end-to-end customer experience.

Prior to Currys, Lindsay worked at international home improvement company Kingfisher plc, where she built the group supply chain function as Global Supply and Logistics Director. Before that, Lindsay was Supply Chain & Operations Director at Screwfix, enabling the business’ impressive growth in sales, profitability and customer satisfaction, through a step-change in the supply chain’s capacity and performance, and through an industry leading customer proposition.

She has also held a number of senior roles in the UK and Europe at logistics giant Wincanton and started her career in various roles at Unipart and Tibbett & Britten.

Lindsay is passionate about transforming business performance and has a proven track-record in step changing sales and service operations and developing a truly excellent end-to-end customer experience.

Lindsay holds a diploma in Management & Business Administration from Henley Business School.

In addition to her role in Currys, Lindsay is a non-executive director for Bensons for Beds. She speaks fluent French, enjoys travelling, playing golf, eating out and is married with two sons.

Ed Connolly

Chief Commercial Officer +

Ed Connolly

Chief Commercial Officer

Ed joined Currys in May 2020, having gained over twenty years of commercial experience in the retail industry from several leading household names like John Lewis, Tesco and Kingfisher.

At Currys, Ed is responsible for Purchasing, Sourcing and Stock Control, Marketing, Services, Credit and our own mobile network, iD.

Before joining Currys, Ed was Group Strategy Director & Director of Ventures at the John Lewis Partnership where he launched a number of innovative, digital and customer-focussed propositions. He also held various other senior commercial leadership roles at John Lewis including that of Commercial Director on the JL Management Board and, before that, Buying Director of both the Fashion & Beauty and the Electricals & Home Technology trading divisions.

Ed lives in North London with his wife and daughter.  In his spare time he enjoys anything sport related, most notably football, tennis, squash and running.  He is also obsessed with technology, especially smart home tech and over the years has amassed an armoury of small kitchen gadgets.

Fredrik Tønnesen

Nordics Chief Executive Officer +

Fredrik Tønnesen

Nordics Chief Executive Officer

Fredrik Tønnesen was appointed Nordics Chief Executive Officer in March 2023. Fredrik joined the Group in 2006 and has built a strong track record in Commercial, Operations and as the Managing Director for Norway where he delivered four years of growth in sales, profits, colleague engagement and customer satisfaction.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Management from the Norwegian School of Management(BI).

Nigel Paterson

General Counsel & Company Secretary +

Nigel Paterson

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Nigel Paterson is General Counsel & Company Secretary of Currys, a position he has held since his appointment in April 2015. He leads Legal, Governance & Risk (LGR) comprising the Group's legal, company secretarial, compliance, risk management and pensions teams. 

Nigel has a strong background in UK and international telecoms through 15+ years’ experience gained through senior legal roles at BT Group plc before joining Currys, including General Counsel of BT’s Consumer division, Head of Competition and Regulatory Law, and Vice President and Chief Counsel for UK and Major Transactions, BT Global Services. 

Prior to this, Nigel was engaged as Legal Counsel at ExxonMobil International Limited. He trained and qualified as a solicitor with the international law firm, Linklaters, before serving as a solicitor in its Corporate team. He was included on Legal Business’ General Counsel Powerlist in 2019 and 2016. 

Nigel has a MA in Classics from the University of Oxford, and an MBA from the Open University. In his spare time, Nigel enjoys playing tennis, hill walking, going to the theatre and watching Arsenal. Nigel has two children – Jack and Maya, both now studying at university.

Paula Coughlan

Chief People, Communications and Sustainability Officer +

Paula Coughlan

Chief People, Communications and Sustainability Officer

Paula is Currys' Chief People, Communications and Sustainability Officer, a role she has held since 2019, when she joined with the ambition to build and lead a world-class People Team that could shape and drive the business' cultural transformation. This team now also provides vital counsel to the CEO and the Executive Committee.

Paula has extensive experience in managing global transformation programmes and organisational design having amassed over two decades of HR experience. She is passionate about developing and attracting top talent, enabling the success of happy, engaged and skilled colleagues and a champion of flexible working.

Before joining Currys, Paula held several leadership roles at McDonald's. Most recently, she was Global Chief People Strategy Officer, where she was responsible for nearly two million colleagues and had a global remit that spanned the business' youth opportunity programme, employer reputation, digital engagement, change management, organisational design and people analytics and insight. Prior to this, Paula was Chief People Officer for Europe and the International Lead Markets. Before her career at McDonald's, Paula held a range of senior people roles at PepsiCo in the UK and Europe.

She began her career as a HR Manager after graduating from the University of Cardiff with a Bachelor’s degree in Law and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Birmingham. She lives in London with her partner and two children.  

Andy Gamble

Chief Information Officer +

Andy Gamble

Chief Information Officer

Andy has led technology and digital capabilities for over 20 years inside some of the world's most respected and innovative organisations. He has held executive positions within public and private businesses across America, Asia and Europe, and is always focused on realising value through the appropriate implementation and use of technology.

Andy has a proven track record of delivering results from concept to conclusion, with an ability to quickly understand true business requirement, unify teams and drive broad digital transformation agendas. Prior to his current role at Currys he has been the CIO for technology innovation brand Dyson, FTSE250 listed manufacturer Essentra and global consumer giant Sony.