Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it has agreed with Laura Wade-Gery that, following her maternity leave, she will not be returning to her position as executive director, multi-channel, and will leave at the end of the month.
She will step down from the board with immediate effect.
Laura said: “I’ve had five very happy years at M&S. I’ve been away from the business for a year now, and that time has seen some significant changes in both my personal life and in the business. I concluded that the time was right to move on from M&S. I wish Steve [Rowe, chief executive] and all my colleagues and friends every success.”
Robert Swannell, chairman of Marks and Spencer Group, said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Laura very much for the significant contribution she has made in her five years at M&S. Laura has been a valued member of the board and instrumental in the improvement and modernisation of our ecommerce and multi-channel capabilities. We wish her all the very best for the future.”
Steve Rowe added: “Laura has been a great colleague and has achieved much in her role heading our multi-channel business. I’m grateful to Laura for her contribution and she leaves M&S with my personal thanks and best wishes.”