Marks & Spencer’s human resources director David Guise is leaving the retailer

Guise, who joined M&S in October 2016 and has a seat on the operating committee, has decided to retire from a full-time executive role and will depart this summer.

Guise has spent more than 30 years in HR. Before joining M&S he was group HR director of Woolworths in Australia, and previously held the same role at Argos-owner Home Retail Group.

An M&S statement said: “He leaves with our thanks and good wishes. A successor to David is being sought.”