Monday, December 11, 2017

M&S menswear director quits to head up Australian retail chain

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Marks & Spencer‘s menswear and kidswear director has left the company – and country –  to head up the Country Road Group in Australia.

Scott Fyfe, who has been with M&S for 20 years, will replace Matt Keogh as chief executive of the retail company owned by South Africa-based Woolworths Holdings.

Fyfe begins in that role in early 2017, making him the third chief executive of the upmarket retail chain since 2014.

He became menswear trading director at M&S in November 2012 and absorbed the kidswear division into his role in May this year.

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Before that, he spent a year as trading director for womenswear and has also been director of M&S‘s commercial and operations, and director of sourcing.

“Scott will leave with our thanks and best wishes,” an M&S spokeswoman said. 

“He has had a great career at M&S and we understand that this was an opportunity too good for him to turn down.”

According to Drapers, the Fyfe‘s responsibilities will be split between the menswear and kidswear divisions on an interim basis until a replacement is found.

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