Marks & Spencer has appointed Barry Stevenson as retail director for its UK Retail business. Stevenson will sit on the UK Retail board, reporting to managing director Roger Holmes, and will join the company immediately. After an early career with Allied Breweries, Stevenson joined Kingfisher in 1991, working for Woolworths, before becoming operations director at B&Q and most recently managing director of B&Q Supercentres. He will be responsible for leading retail operations for UK stores, including implementation and delivery of all selling and customer service activities. {{NEWS }}