M&S appoints two new executive directors

Marks and Spencer Group plc (M&S) has announced appointments of Katie Bickerstaffe and Pip McCrostie to its board as a Non-Executive Directors.

Commenting on the appointments, Archie Norman, Chairman of Marks & Spencer said in a media statement: "We are delighted to welcome Katie Bickerstaffe and Pip McCrostie to the board of M&S. As we embark on the first phase of our transformation programme we are building a cohesive and engaged board with deep and relevant skills in retail and business change.”

The company said, Bickerstaffe has extensive experience of retail transformation from a career in a variety of functions in leading UK retailers and consumer companies and she will bring deep understanding of retail and operations, as well as experience in marketing, people, property, and as a Non-Executive Director, to the M&S brand as it embarks on the first phase of its transformation programme.

McCrostie, the company added, brings extensive experience of finance and transactions from a career at Ernst & Young where she transformed and led the global corporate finance business, and that her understanding of global businesses, M&A, corporate transactions, and as a Non-Executive Director, will bring financial and analytical discipline and skills to the board.

M&S added that in addition to being appointed to the nomination committee, Bickerstaffe will join the remuneration committee and McCrostie, the audit committee on appointment.

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