Marks and Spencer has announced that Vittorio Radice is to become the executive director for general merchandise, responsible for clothing, home and store development.

M&S also said that Mark McKeon would take on the newly created board position of executive director of retail, international and outlets. Both board appointments are effective from April 5.

Current clothing director David Norgrove will leave the group as of March 31, while M&S thanked Barry Stevenson, who resigned recently as retail director, for his contribution to the company.