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Debenhams poaches WHSmith Marketing Director


Richard Cristofoli is to leave his position as Group Marketing Director at WHSmith next year to join Debenhams, it was revealed today.

Starting in the spring Cristofoli will take up the role of Marketing Director at the clothing and homewares retailer and also sit on its executive board.

Cristofoli joined WHSmith in 2004 as brand director and previously worked for fellow UK retailer Sainsbury’s.

Michael Sharp, Deputy Chief Executive of Debenhams, said:” We are delighted that Richard is joining the executive team at Debenhams.

“His wealth of experience in all aspects of marketing and brand management will be much valued and we look forward to his contribution as we continue to grow the Debenhams business both in the UK and internationally.”

WHSmith is yet to announce whether it has found a replacement for Cristofoli.

Published on Friday 17 December by Editorial Assistant

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