Sumary of M&S finance chief to join Primark owner, predecessor to be strategic advisor:
- After stepping down, he will become Chairman of a newly-constituted Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) and Senior Advisor at Primark.
- He is to succeed John Bason who will be retiring from the post and stepping down from the ABF Board.
- Primark said its new Strategic Advisory Board will give outer expertise to its CEO Paul Marchant and to the Primark Leadership Team as the business continues its increase and development.
- George Weston, Chief Executive of ABF, said Tonge large knowledge and education of both retail and food industries along with his power and beamy understanding of business make him an ideal peer to John as Finance Director.