// M&S hires Morrisons executive Andy Clappen to join its food team
// Clappen will replace Paul Willgoss, who is leaving as M&S food technical director after 12 years
// Clappen has knowledge in ethical trading and Brexit policy
Marks & Spencer has poached a Morrisons executive with knowledge in ethical trading and Brexit policy to join its food team.
Morrisons group corporate and technical services director, Andy Clappen will join M&S as food technical director in the new year.
He replaces Paul Willgoss, who is leaving as M&S food technical director after 12 years in the role.
At Morrisons, Clappen was involved in food and general merchandise technology, safety and quality, as well as corporate social responsibility and ethical trading.
“Andrew brings a wealth of experience from across the food industry – not only with M&S but with other major national and international retailers – and he joins M&S at an important point in our transformation,” M&S chief operating officer and food division managing director Stuart Machin said.
“His skills and experience in food technology and leadership, alongside his interest in sustainability, make him the ideal candidate for this role and he will be an enormous asset to the business.”