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Rowe gives key supply chain role to former assistant

MSBluewaterSteve Rowe, Marks & Spencer chief executive has put his former executive assistant in charge of its clothing and home supply chain.

Clothing and home supply chain and logistics director Gordon Mowat is leaving the company after two years in the role.

He will be succeeded on an interim basis by Stephen Fitzgerald, Rowe’s former executive assistant, who was appointed clothing and home trading and transformation director three months ago.

Rowe took direct charge of the chain’s clothing and home division in July following the departure of clothing and home md Jill McDonald. ‘As I said when I began to oversee clothing and home in July, we need to move faster to address long-standing issues in the clothing and home supply chain around availability and flow of product.

‘Gordon has helped us to take our first steps in fixing the basics of our supply chain, including stabilising Donnington [distribution centre] and moving to a single-tier network, and he leaves with our thanks,’ says Rowe.