LONDON (Reuters) - Laura Wade-Gery, a former senior director of Marks & Spencer (MKS.L), has joined rival British retailer the John Lewis Partnership [JLP.UL], it said on Friday.
Wade-Gery was executive director, multi-channel, at M&S but went on maternity leave in August 2015 and did not return. She officially left M&S in September last year after five years at the firm.
She has also worked for Tesco (TSCO.L), Britain’s biggest retailer.
“She will build on the strength and depth of the John Lewis Partnership board,” said Chairman Charlie Mayfield.
John Lewis owns the department store chain of the same name and upmarket supermarket Waitrose.
Reporting by James Davey, Editing by Paul Sandle