Introducing Preetha McCann…

“I’m delighted to have joined WHSmith, whose stores I remember spending a lot of time in when I was growing up.  I’ve joined the business as International Finance Director and am excited to be joining a fast growing business which continues to innovate in the year that it celebrates its 225th year anniversary as the world’s oldest retail chain.

I have substantial and varied experience of working at other retailers – John Lewis, Tesco and Sainsbury’s – as well as a professional services background in consulting at Accenture and at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

I live in Ealing in West London with my two sons who are aged 9 and 6.  I was born in India and lived in Tanzania, before my family came to the UK when I was 5 years old.  I seem to spend a lot of my spare time on my children’s interests – Chelsea FC, Justin Bieber, rugby and Harry Potter – but the grown up in me enjoys travelling, reading, cooking, visiting galleries and seeing friends.”