M&S digital director quits

The global digital director at department store chain Marks & Spencer has left after 14 months with the retailer.

M&S has already commenced the process to find a replacement for Marcus East, who joined the company in January last year from Apple, where he was head of ecommerce.

He started off as digital development director before being promoted to M&S‘s digital director after a management reshuffle in May.

Head of operations, Ricky Wilson, has been appointed interim head of UK trading and merchandising online – which includes running the day-to-day digital operations of M&S – until a successor for East is found.

It is not yet known if East has left to go to another role.

“We would like to thank Marcus for his contribution and we wish him well for the future,” an M&S spokeswoman said.

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  1. Marks and Spencer loose their digital director.Big appointments are made and offer big improvements to the business;but us usual with Marks it ends in tears and no progress! Since the appointment of Steve Rowe as CEO the business has stumbled and stuttered with the collapse of the share price.Its time he moved on before the company becomes a complete basket case.


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