Simon Dawes, Merchandising Director at Cath Kidston, joins M&Co as their new Merchandising Director and Sue Swannie, Buying Director at Peacocks, is their new Buying Director. Swannie was previously at M&Co as their Buying Director from 1998-2005. She has experience at George @ Asda, Monsoon Accessorize and Shop Director. She is also joining the M&Co board. Dawes is leaving Cath Kidston in mid-November and will join M&Co in December. He current sits on the operating board at the lifestyle retailer, but in his new role he will sit on the main board. He brings experience from Marks & Spencer, Action Performance, Calvin Klein and John Lewis.
This follows the appointment of Melanie Buckingham, who joined in March as Head of Buying from BHS and the replacement of Chief Executive and Chairman Iain McGeoch with his son Andy McGeoch as Chief Executive and Steve Knott as Chairman as Iain retired after 50 years with the brand.