05 September 2018
Marks & Spencer today announces that Jeremy Pee, who is currently Senior Vice President of Loblaw Companies Limited, has been appointed to the new role of Chief Digital & Data Officer.
Jeremy will join M&S on the 3rd December and lead the business strategy to transform M&S’ digital capabilities and drive the digital innovation agenda. He will be responsible for leveraging the power of data and digital for the benefit of M&S’ customers, colleagues and shareholders as well as developing and embedding a modern digital mindset and culture across the business.
The appointment follows a series of technology-focused partnerships with Microsoft, Founders Factory, Decoded and True which all bring unique expertise to M&S.
Jeremy brings extensive experience from Loblaw, Canada’s largest retailer, where he was responsible for building, operating and growing ecommerce businesses in grocery, beauty, clothing and pharmacy. He built Loblaw’s critical digital capabilities, creating a large team of experts in technology, data science, digital marketing and trading. Under his leadership, they launched a large online business and established a customer-driven culture focused on delivering great ecommerce experiences.
Prior to that Jeremy was Loblaw’s Vice President of Corporate Strategy and drove the retailer’s growth agenda. He has also held senior roles at office suppliers Staples as Senior Category Merchant and Director of Corporate Strategy.
Steve Rowe, M&S CEO, said: “Jeremy is an excellent addition to M&S. He has first class experience of leading and executing retail digital transformation and growing a portfolio of ecommerce businesses. As we seek to become a digital first retailer, grow market share and change our digital behaviours, mindsets and culture, he is the right leader to deliver these changes and make M&S fit for the digital age.”
Jeremy Pee said: “M&S is going through a critical transformation and there’s no better time to be joining the business. I am looking forward to driving and shaping the digital innovation agenda.”
Jeremy will report directly to CEO, Steve Rowe and join the Operating Committee having accountability for Digital Innovation; Customer Insight; Loyalty Proposition and Digital Business Development.
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Notes to Editors:
Making M&S Special
In November 2017 Marks & Spencer set out a transformation programme for the business concentrating on Restoring the Basics, Shaping the Future and Making M&S Special.
Under this transformation programme, Making M&S Special, M&S has to date announced:
People & Structure Changes
Since Steve Rowe became CEO in April 2016, M&S has set about streamlining and changing its operational and leadership structure. The Clothing & Home and Food businesses have been established as two separate business units, each with full P&L accountabilities, and independently managed.
Additionally, the senior leadership team has been strengthened by reducing in number and fully empowering its Operating Committee, and a number of senior hires, including: