Ocado Retail boss Melanie Smith to step down

Melanie Smith

Ocado Retail chief executive Melanie Smith is stepping down from the online grocer after three years at the helm. 

Her departure will bring to an end a five-year association with M&S, having initially joined the business as strategy director back in 2017. 

Smith will be succeeded on an interim basis by Ocado Group non-executive director Lawrence Hene, who formerly served as deputy chief executive prior to the creation of the M&S partnership.  

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