The govt recruited to remodel Marks & Spencer’s inside tradition has discovered herself out of a job lower than eight months after becoming a member of the excessive avenue retailer.
Sky News has learnt that Harriet Hounsell, who joined in October final yr, has already left the enterprise following yet one more company restructuring.
A former John Lewis Partnership govt, Ms Hounsell was employed from McDonald’s UK enterprise.
She left M&S earlier this month, in line with a beforehand unreported inside memo from its chief govt, Steve Rowe.
Ms Hounsell’s position is known to have been made redundant after Mr Rowe determined to devolve HR tasks to its particular person enterprise items.
Her exit supplies additional proof of the administration instability at Britain’s best-known excessive avenue retailer, which unveiled a pointy fall in annual revenue earlier this month.
M&S has simply named a brand new chief monetary officer, head of technique and property director.
It can be awaiting Richard Price’s arrival as the brand new managing director of its clothes and residential enterprise – its most essential division.
Mr Rowe’s recruitment of Ms Hounsell adopted remarks by M&S’s chairman, Archie Norman, that the retailer’s tradition was too gradual and required an injection of tempo.
The firm is within the means of closing dozens of shops and launching a UK three way partnership that may see it changing Waitrose as Ocado’s supply accomplice.
M&S declined to remark.