It’s all change at M&S today. Chief executive Marc Bolland has announced that Kate Bostock, the executive director of General Merchandise, will be leaving by mutual consent to pursue other interests in October.
The retailer has recruited Belinda Earl, the former chief executive of Debenhams, Aquascutum and Jaeger, as style director to head up fashion. "Belinda... has a unique insight into British style and a wealth of experience across all categories of clothing and general merchandise," the company said in a statement in The Telegraph.
Also accepting a role at M&S is Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, in the new role of corporate director of strategy implementation and business development. The former group president at Estée Lauder Companies previously acted as advisor to the store on its new M&S Your Beauty concept.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's line of lingerie for the high street retailer launches in August we're told more exciting fashion news will follow.