Marks & Spencer
One of the UK’s most well-known retail executives has joined Marks & Spencer as a non-executive director. Former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King rejoins the business having served at M&S in the development of its Simply Food department.
“As we navigate the challenges ahead it will be enormously helpful to have his experience, wisdom and insight on the board. Many colleagues remember his time at M&S and will warmly welcome him back,” said M&S chief executive Steve Rowe.
Archie Norman, M&S chairman, added: “Justin’s appointment completes a very significant reorientation of the board in the last year. He will be a great addition to a strong team.”
Plural non-executive David Lowden is to join healthcare and communications group Huntsworth as a non-executive, stepping into the chairman role upon Derek Mapp’s departure in March 2019.
Lowden, who has extensive executive experience at AC Nielsen, Federal Express and Taylor Nelson Sofres, will step down from his non-executive role at William Hill as part of the process. He will retain his non-executive role at PageGroup.
Katie Murray is to take on the CFO role at Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) from 1 January 2019. Murray joined RBS as director of finance in November 2015, and appointed deputy CFO in March 2017.
She took on the interim CFO role when Ewen Stevenson left the bank in September 2018.
“Katie brings nearly 30 years of finance and accounting experience in capital management, investor relations and financial planning to the role,” said chairman Howard Davies.
“She has already contributed significantly to RBS over the last three years as the bank has resolved its last major legacy issues, returned to profit and restarted paying dividends.”