Paul Willgoss, M&S CTO Meals Merchandise, retires 26 years later.
Willgoss, who has held this place for the previous 12 years, is because of depart on the finish of the fiscal 12 months.
He can be succeeded by the present director of company and technical companies for the Morrisons group, Andrew Clappen.
In a letter to colleagues seen by The Grocer, M&S chief working officer and meals manufacturing director Stuart Machin stated Willgoss has made “distinctive contributions” to the corporate and the meals trade generally.
Willgoss has additionally held numerous positions at M&S in commerce, enterprise improvement, provide chain and logistics.
Machin added that Willgoss determined to “search for new challenges by which he might draw on his vital expertise in numerous areas of the meals and agricultural industries.”
Clappen labored at M&S for over 20 years earlier than becoming a member of Loblaw Canada as Senior Vice President of Meals Security, High quality and Regulatory Affairs.
He has spent the previous 9 years with Morrison in numerous roles. He additionally chaired the Brexit Technique and Operations Board on the grocery store and is “very energetic” at IGD and BRC.
“Andrew has a wealth of expertise within the meals trade — not solely with M&S but in addition with different massive nationwide and worldwide retailers — and he’s becoming a member of M&S at an necessary stage in our transformation,” Machin stated.
“His expertise and expertise in meals know-how and management, alongside together with his curiosity in sustainable improvement, make him a perfect candidate for this position, and he can be an enormous asset for the enterprise.”