Marks & Spencer raids Morrisons for stores chief

Marks & Spencer has appointed David Lepley to the new role of director of stores

Marks & Spencer has poached Morrisons’ operations director David Lepley to take up the role of stores director.

Lepley, also a former vice-president of Asda’s online grocery business and project manager for former Asda chief executive Andy Clarke, will join M&S in the next few months.

He will report to M&S retail, operations and property director Sacha Berendji and is expected to play a pivotal role in improving store operations and, in particular, ensuring ‘the voice of the stores’ is heard as chief executive Steve Rowe battles to turn around its fortunes.

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