M&S announces chief strategy & transformation director

Katie Bickerstaffe, currently a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group PLC, will be joining the executive team as Chief Strategy and Transformation Director.

Steve Rowe, CEO, commented, “Katie has been a great help to me and the wider management team in her role as a non-executive director and I am delighted that she will now be part of the executive team.

'Her experience in leading roles at UK food and non-food retailers and track record of delivering large-scale change will be invaluable as we accelerate our transformation.”

Bickerstaffe commented, “Marks & Spencer is a fantastic brand with huge potential. I’m really looking forward to working with the management team to step-up the pace of the transformation.”

Bickerstaffe will take up her role on 27 April. She will serve on the Board and Operating Committee as an Executive Director and will be working four days a week.