Simon Herrick joined the board of Debenhams in November 2011 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2012. From 2009 to 2011 Mr Herrick was Group Finance Director and then Acting Chief Executive Officer at Northern Foods PLC. Prior to this, he worked for Kesa Electricals PLC from 2004 to 2009, serving as Finance Director from 2005 to 2009. Mr Herrick has also held senior roles at Regus PLC, Hays PLC and Pepsi Cola International. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and holds an MBA from Durham University.