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More changes at the top at M&S

Marks & Spencer has reorganised its marketing teams, leading to the departure of executive director of customer, marketing and M& Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne.

Bousquet-Chavanne steps down from the board today, 18 April, and will leave M&S at the end of May.

He joined M&S as corporate director of strategy and business development in September 2012, and then joined the retailer’s board a year later.

Corporate marketing will now report to the marketing directors of both clothing and home and food, under Jill McDonald and Stuart Machin respectively.

As previously announced, Sharry Cramond from Southeastern Grocers will head up food marketing, and Nathan Ansell will run clothing and home marketing.

Steve Rowe, chief executive, said: “Patrick has overseen some extraordinary marketing programmes for M&S corporately and made great strides in laying the foundations of our digital business as well as extending our Plan A credentials. He brought great brand marketing skills and creativity to the business. We thank him for his contribution and wish him well for the future.”

Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne said: “Leading M&S’s global marketing agenda and, most recently, our digital transformation at a time of complex retail industry changes has been highly fulfilling. M&S is a very special brand with a powerful relationship with the British public. Its future is in great hands with Steve’s dynamic leadership of the business transformation.”

Readers' comments (1)

  • Dynamic leadership says it all. Not any kind of dynamic, a Marks and Spencer’s dynamic?

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