Halfords poaches former Tesco and Virgin Active finance boss


Halfords has recruited former Tesco and Virgin Active executive Jo Hartley as its new chief financial officer.

Hartley, who will take up her new role at Halfords in April, is also set to join the retailer’s executive board and will succeed Loraine Woodhouse who has been chief financial officer since 2018. 

Hartley has been group chief financial officer at Virgin Active since 2015. She previously worked at Deloitte UK before working in several roles across Tesco, including finance director for convenience stores, operations and property. 

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