LONDON, June 30 Britain's Marks & Spencer
on Monday announced several changes to its executive
team's responsibilities, promoting Laura Wade-Gery, the
executive director of multi-channel, to assume responsibility
for the whole of UK retail.
Britain's biggest clothing retailer, which also sells
homewares and upmarket food, said Wade-Gery would assume
responsibility for UK retail, in addition to her current M&S.com
It said retail director Sacha Berendji will report to
M&S said the international business will now be overseen by
Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne alongside his current responsibilities
as executive director, marketing and business development.
It said Costas Antimissaris, currently business development
director, international, has been appointed international
director, reporting to Bousquet-Chavanne, succeeding Jan Heere,
who is leaving the business to return to Russia.
In other changes the retailer said Steve Rowe, executive
director, food, and John Dixon, executive director, general
merchandise, will have operating profit responsibility for their
respective trading areas, as will Wade-Gery and
Alan Stewart, M&S' chief finance officer, will add property
to his responsibilities.
(Reporting by James Davey; editing by Kate Holton)