M&S has announced that Jill McDonald is leaving the business nearly two years after taking over as Managing Director of Clothing and Home. Steve Rowe will be taking over the leadership of the business directly in the near term.
Steve Rowe, CEO Marks & Spencer commented: “Jill was brought in to establish a strong platform for the transformation of the Clothing and Home business. She has achieved that; she leaves with my thanks and good wishes for the future. She has recruited a talented team, improved the quality and style of product and set a clear direction for the business to attract a younger family age customer. The business now needs to move on at pace to address long-standing issues in our Clothing and Home supply chain around availability and flow of product. Given the importance of this task to M&S I will be overseeing this programme directly.”