Marks & Spencer today announces that George Davies is retiring as part-time Chairman of per una and will be stepping down at the end of December 2008.
Sir Stuart Rose, Chairman said: “George has done a fantastic job in establishing per una and building it into a significant brand. We are immensely grateful to him for all he has done for M&S and wish him well for the future.”
Melanie Davies, per una Business Unit Director will also be leaving the Company.
Andrew Skinner is appointed Trading Director for per una reporting to Kate Bostock, in addition to his role of Director of GM Planning. Helen Low, Womenswear Head of Design for Casualwear, will become Product & Design Director for per una.
In addition, the following appointments have been made: Annette Browne is promoted to Trading Director for Women’s Casualwear, Limited Collection and Knitwear and Bernadette Lusher is promoted to Trading Director for Women’s Formalwear, Footwear and Accessories; Julian Kilmartin, Trading Director for Menswear, will be leaving the business and will be replaced by Richard Price, currently Head of Merchandising for Womenswear.
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