HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, UK

M&S hires Steinhoff UK's CEO as new food managing director

Steinhoff UK’s group chief executive Stuart Machin will join M&S in late April.

Marks & Spencer has poached Steinhoff UK’s group chief executive Stuart Machin to take on the newly-created role of food managing director to help overhaul the retailer’s food arm as part of its transformation plan. He will report into M&S chief executive Steve Rowe and work closely alongside clothing and home managing director Jill McDonald.

As a result of Machin’s appointment, Andy Adcock, who currently holds the director of food post, will leave M&S at the end of April after nine years with the business.

Machin’s appointment also comes after M&S recently hired grocery supply chain guru Lawrence Christensen to work as part-time independent adviser, focusing on the retailer’s food retail arm on how to best transport food from supplier to store.

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