Diamond jewellery retailer Signet Jewelers has announced that its appointed R. Mark Graf as an independent director, effective July 1.

Graf currently serves as chief financial officer at Discover Financial Services and has more than 30 years of experience in treasury, financial planning, accounting, corporate development and business line management.

Following Graf’s appointment Chairman H. Todd Stitzer comments: “Mark brings to Signet a deep, balanced and diversified finance, credit and leadership experience, which will make him a valuable addition to the Signet Board of Directors. On behalf of the Board, I welcome him, and we look forward to benefiting from his knowledge and insight.”


Additionally, Dale W. Hilpert notified the company of his decision to retire from the Board of Directors for personal reasons, effective June 28, 2017.

Stitzer adds: “On behalf of the Board, I thank Dale for his significant and valued contribution to Signet over the last 14 years and wish him all the best in his retirement.”