// Marks & Spencer has appointed Ronan Dunne as a non-executive director, effective August 1
// Dunne has been the non-executive chair of Six Nations Rugby since January
Marks & Spencer has appointed Ronan Dunne as a non-executive director.
Due to take up his position on August 1st, Dunne is currently chairman of Six Nations Rugby and is a former chief executive of Verizon Consumer Group.
Prior to that, he worked with Telefónica UK, initially as chief financial officer and then as chief executive. He has also previously worked as a director at Tesco Mobile.
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“I am delighted to welcome Ronan to our board,” Marks & Spencer chair Archie Norman said in a statement.
He continued: “He is a very strong commercial leader with enormous international experience in the digital telecoms industry, has led businesses through technological and people transformation, and has great financial expertise.
“He will add relevant expertise and fit in with our ‘engaged Board’ governance style.”
As well as joining the company’s board, Dunne will also join its audit and nomination committees.