Hudson’s role was effectively made redundant after director of womenswear, lingerie and girlswear Kate Bostock implemented a new reporting structure this week. The rejig means that Bostock will take over M&S’ entire kidswear offer and heads of buying and heads of merchandising across womenswear, lingerie and kidswear will now report in directly to Bostock.
A spokeswoman for M&S said that Hudson had been offered other positions within the business but had opted to leave.
Meanwhile speculation in the market linked Frances Russell, who resigned as brand director of Evans last week, to a role in the lingerie department at M&S this week. The spokeswoman declined to comment on Russell’s appointment.
M&S has also poached Tesco merchandise boss Cathy Haydon as head of merchandising for womenswear, another new position thought to have been created by the restructuring.
Hudson has worked for M&S for almost 20 years.
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