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Digital and kidswear directors leaving in M&S reshuffle

Digital director David Walmsley and kidswear and home director Stephanie Chen are among the senior people leaving as a result of Marks & Spencer’s management reshuffle, Drapers has learned.

David Walmsley 2

David Walmsley 2

The retailer’s international director Costas Antimissaris, store environment and product presentation director Florence De Boosere and Middle East regional director Mark Koprowski will also leave the business, M&S confirmed.

Marcus East, who was digital development director, has been appointed M& director on an interim basis, taking additional responsibility for running the website, while Scott Fyfe is taking on additional responsibility for kidswear alongside his existing brief of menswear. His new role is menswear and kidswear director.

Paul Friston has become international director and Michael Kerr has become homeware director, previously general merchandise space director.

It follows M&S’s announcement earlier today of changes to the roles of executive director Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne and chief finance officer Helen Weir, as well as the creation of a new operating committee. The changes comes as part of Rowe’s new strategy for the retailer, the full details of which will be unveiled on May 25.

An M&S spokeswoman said those leaving are doing so “with our thanks for the contributions they have made and our best wishes for the future”.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Having worked with the guy previously, I believe that losing David Walmsley will be a blow for M and S digital... Great shame.

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