Flower Power: New CFO at Laura Ashley

Cook replaces Bellingham at clothing company. Also: American Tower keen on Singer, and Warner Music fills new finance slot.
CFO StaffFebruary 7, 2002

When asked to join Laura Ashley Holdings Plc as new CFO, David Cook rose to the occasion. Cook replaces Jim Bellingham, who is retiring from the London-based retailer famous for floral-patterned fabrics… Cook previously served as company’s director of retail finance….

W.C. Hammett Jr. named new VP and CFO of Dallas-based Dave & Buster’s Inc. Hammett succeeds Chas Michel, who’s now pursuing other interests… Hammett most recently served as a financial services consultant before joining the restaurant and entertainment chain…

American Tower Corp. promoted Bradley Singer to treasurer and CFO posts, replacing Joseph Winn. Winn was appointed vice chairman of the Boston-based broadcast and wireless-communications concern… Singer joined American Tower in 2000, and has served in various executive positions.

Chris Scully is new VP (finance) at AOL Time Warner’s Warner Music Group. New York-based company recently created VP finance position… Scully previously served as VP, finance and operations, for

William Leiser, former chief accounting officer and treasurer of The Trammel Crow, has relocated to The Staubach Co. Leiser replaces Cathy Sweeney, who resigned in November from the Dallas-based international real-estate strategy and services firm.

Robert Hernandez has left Pittsburgh-based USX Corp., which recently split into two separate entities, Marathon Oil and United States Steel… New CFO at energy concern Marathon is John Mills, and heading up finance at United States Steel is John Surma Jr…