Marks & Spencer will lose two of its most experienced executives this summer as property director Clem Constantine and IT director Darrell Stein leave the business.
Stein, who joined in July 2006, led the overhaul of Marks & Spencer’s ecommerce platform, which saw the site moving from an Amazon-hosted web platform to its own online shopping website last month.
A spokesman for M&S confirmed that both executives would leave this summer as their roles had changed “significantly”.
He said: “Darrell developed our new e-commerce platform, which has now been delivered and, as announced at our interims, we will be putting on less GM space, which changes our property focus. Both Darrell and Clem have done a great job and we wish them well going forward. We have a very strong talent pool at M&S that is being recognised internally and externally.”
Constantine, who joined the business in February 2006, was responsible for M&S’s international development until 2011, when chief executive Marc Bolland appointed Jan Heere, who ran Inditex’s Russian business, to lead the company’s international charge. Constantine remained at the company as property director. He was previously group property and retail planning director for the Arcadia Group.
The news comes as the retailer unveiled its latest Leading Ladies advertising campaign featuring actress Emma Thompson and singers Annie Lennox and Rita Ora..