Valassis appoints new financial director
Marcus Leek has been appointed financial director of Valassis Ltd to drive the voucher and sales promotions company’s plans for European growth.
Leek’s appointment follows the recent promotion of Charles D’Oyly from managing director of Valassis Ltd to managing director of Valassis Europe.
In the UK, Leek will continue to support Valassis by looking at the most appropriate commercial offering for its retailer and supplier customers and managing the financial systems within the business.
Across Europe, Leek will play a strategic role alongside D’Oyly and the senior management team to develop and execute a plan that will best leverage the company’s position and perspective across Europe. Leek will help to deliver and grow the company’s European offering, and leverage the Group’s assets and resources across the European territory.
Having trained in industry rather than practice, chartered accountant Leek has commercial experience from a range of industry sectors spanning Retail, Telecoms and Technology.
Previous roles include group finance director at Bells Stores, Business Unit Director at J Sainsbury’s, finance director at Caudwell Group for 4u Business and CFO at Torex Retail and Jenks Holdings.
Commenting on Leek’s appointment, D’Oyly said: “Marcus has an excellent record of achievements, and fantastic experience in the convenience and multiple retail markets as well as other industries giving him a broad commercial perspective. I am looking forward to working with him as Valassis continues to sustain its position at the forefront of the coupon and voucher industry.”