M&S finance chief to join Primark owner and his predecessor as strategic adviser

Sumary of M&S finance chief to join Primark owner and his predecessor as strategic adviser:

  • Tonge’s extensive knowledge and experience in the retail and food industries, coupled with his energy and extensive knowledge of the business, make him an ideal successor to John as CFO.
  • Previously, he was CFO of convenience food producer Greencore Group from 2016 to 2020, and prior to that he was CEO of Greencore’s grocery division and chief strategy officer.
  • The fashion and lifestyle giant, owned by Associated British Foods (ABF), announced on Thursday that it has named M&S CFO Eoin Tonge as its next CFO.
  • So I am delighted that he is putting his wisdom and experience at the disposal of both Paul and Primark, a business he admires and knows well, he added.
  • I am confident that he will make a significant contribution to the management team and the company, said George Weston, CEO of ABF.
  • Following his resignation, he will become chairman of a new strategic advisory board providing external expertise to CEO Paul Marchant and Primark’s leadership team as the business continues to expand and develop.

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