A senior member of Marks & Spencer’s dotcom team has left to join Australian retailer target.
Peter Mitchley-Hughes, Marks & Spencer’s head of M&S.com business development, will join Target next month as ecommerce general manager.
Mitchley-Hughes, who reported to M&S.com boss David Walmsley, most recently project-managed changes necessary as the retailer switched from Amazon to its own platform.
The successful completion of the project in part prompted Mitchley-Hughes to seek new opportunities, it is understood.
He will not be directly replaced at M&S. Any business development needs at M&S.com will fall within the remit of head of digital labs Kyle McGinn.
An M&S spokeswoman said: “We would like to thank Pete for his contribution to the business, particularly his most recent role in the launch of the new M&S.com platform. We wish him the very best for his new adventure in Australia.”
Mitchley-Hughes is the latest UK retailer to head down under to Target, where boss Stuart Machin – formerly of Asda – is revitalising the business.
Other recent appointments at Target include former Tesco clothing director Richard Jones and former Tesco commercial director Kanaiya Parekh.
Search firm Clarity placed Mitchley-Hughes at Target.