// M&S makes changes to its food leadership team with new hirings and promotions
// Former Morrisons head of commercial transformation Jim Clifton joined the retailer
Marks & Spencer has announced a raft of changes to its food leadership team as it drafts in new people and makes a range of promotions.
The food business’ head of strategy Pav Anand has been promoted to strategy, transformation and online director.
Head of trade for meat, fish, deli, dairy and bakery Katharine Haenelt has been promoted to the role of fresh food trading director.
Head of ambient trade Lizzy Massey was promoted to ambient trading director while head of franchise David Phillpot moved up to become franchise and hospitality director.
Nevertheless, head of space, range and display, Ricky Horner was promoted to programme lead in M&S’s strategy and transformation team where he will report to Katie Bickerstaffe.
Former Morrisons head of commercial transformation Jim Clifton has been appointed to replace Horner.
“We have exceptional talent across the whole of M&S, with a brilliant mixture of new hires and experienced colleagues who are all working hard with a renewed focus, energy and determination as we come out of lockdown,” M&S food managing director Stuart Machin said.