Finance director
Marks & Spencer

Four years into his job at Marks & Spencer, Dyson has a list of job responsibilities as long as his arm. Aside from the financial day job, the former Rank finance director also has responsibility for IT, logistics, property, store development, retail HR and operations.

And that’s not to mention that he heads up the newly launched business change programme - 2020 - Doing the Right Thing, which is focused on speeding up multichannel development, expanding overseas operations and improving brand communications at the retailer.

Now that former M&S international boss and potential rival to Rose’s throne Carl Leaver has left the retailer, Dyson is the internal front-runner for the boss’ job.
The ambitious 47-year-old has shown that he has far more to his retail repertoire than just financial nous.