Marks & Spencer announces board change

Monday, 13 April 2015

Marks and Spencer has appointed Richard Solomons, InterContinental Hotels Group boss, to its board as a non-executive director, effective April 13.

Solomons is currently the InterContinental Hotels Group’s chief executive officer, he has been with the hotel group since 1992 and has worked in a number of senior roles across the business, before being appointed to the board as chief financial officer in 2003. He became chief executive in July 2011.

As well as joining the Marks and Spencer board, Solomons will also join the retailers Nomination Committee as well, and it is hoped that he will bring strong commercial, financial, consumer, branding and global experience to the M&S Board.

Robert Swannell, chairman of Marks & Spencer, said: “We are delighted to welcome Richard Solomons to the board of M&S. He is a chief executive with a proven track record in a global consumer business and will bring a wealth of relevant experience.”

Solomons added: “I am looking forward to joining the board of M&S and contributing to the continuing development of this iconic, innovative and trusted brand.”

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