Helen Weir joined the board in 2011. She is Group Finance Director of the John Lewis Partnership. Between 2008 and 2011 she was Group Executive Director – Retail at Lloyds Banking Group plc, having originally joined Lloyds as Group Finance Director in 2004. From 2000 until 2004, she was Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc, and before that Finance Director of B&Q, which she joined in 1995.
She spent her early career at Unilever and McKinsey & Co. She has previously held a number of non-executive directorships, including Royal Mail Holdings and the City of London Investment Trust. She is a member of the Said Business School Advisory Council, and was previously a member of the Accounting Standards Board. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
- Audit committee