Marks & Spencer appoints chief digital and data officer
Marks & Spencer has appointed Loblaw’s Jeremy Pee to the new role of chief digital and data officer.
Currently senior vice president at the Canadian retail company, Pee will join M&S on 3 December and will be responsible for M&S’s strategy to transform its digital capabilities and drive the digital innovation agenda.
The appointment follows the announcement of a series of technology-focused partnerships by M&S with Microsoft, Founders Factory, Decoded and True.
At Loblaw Pee was was responsible for building, operating and growing its online business in the grocery, beauty, clothing and pharmacy categories. He is also credited with improving the company’s digital capabilities and creating a team of experts in the fields of technology, data science, digital marketing and trading.
Prior to his current role at Loblaw, Pee was vice president of corporate strategy at the retailer. He has also held senior roles at office supplier Staples.
Steve Rowe, M&S chief executive, said: “Jeremy is an excellent addition to M&S. He has first class experience of leading and executing retail digital transformation and growing a portfolio of ecommerce businesses. As we seek to become a digital first retailer, grow market share and change our digital behaviours, mindsets and culture, he is the right leader to deliver these changes and make M&S fit for the digital age.”
Pee will report directly to Rowe in his new position.
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