Marks & Spencer appoints Miranda Curtis as non-executive director
Marks & Spencer has announced that it has appointed Miranda Curtis to its Board as a non-eExecutive director. She will take up her role in February 2012.
Curtis has considerable experience of international consumer businesses and technology which Marks & Spencer said will help in its bid to become an international multi-channel retailer.
She has worked for the last 20 years with Liberty Media and Liberty Global, where she helped develop telephony and cable businesses across Europe and Asia. As President of Liberty Global Japan, Miranda played a major role in the creation and eventual sale of J:Com, a cable, broadband and telephony business formed by Liberty with Sumitomo Corporation. Liberty sold its stake in J:Com for approximately $4 billion in 2010.
Curtis remains a non-executive director of Liberty Global and has been a non-executive director of National Express plc since 2008. She is also on the Board of Governors of the Institute for Government and was recently appointed as chairman of Waterstone’s.
Commenting on the appointment, Robert Swannell, chairman of Marks & Spencer said: “I am delighted to welcome Miranda to the Board. In addition to her extensive experience of business and Boards, Miranda will bring a valuable perspective of international consumer business and technology to our strategy, set out by Marc Bolland in November 2010, to become an international multi-channel retailer.”
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