Katie was appointed on 10 July 2018. She brings extensive experience of retail transformation from a career in a variety of functions in leading UK retailers and consumer companies. Katie brings a deep understanding of retail and operations, as well as experience in marketing, people, property, and as a non-executive director, to M&S.
Katie was Chief Executive (Designate) of the new independent British energy supply and services company which was created by the proposed merger of SSE plc’s retail unit and Npower. Until April 2018, Katie was Chief Executive, UK and Ireland of Dixons Carphone plc. She joined Dixons in 2008 and was appointed to its Board in 2012. Prior to this she worked with many well-known food retail and consumer companies including, Kwik Save, PepsiCo, Unilever, Dyson, and Somerfield. Katie has served as a Non-Executive Director of SSE, where she was chair of the SSE Remuneration Committee.
Katie is a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee.