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M&S appoint new regional manager for Northern Ireland operation

Nicola Finlay, the new regional manager for M&S in Northern Ireland.

MARKS & Spencer has appointed a new regional manager to oversee the strategic operations of its 21 stores in Northern Ireland.

Nicola Finlay takes over Philip Conlon who has been named head of division for Ireland.

A resident of Lisburn, the new regional manager has a 15-year track record in retail, coming up through the ranks of Tesco, heading a number of stores for the supermarket chain before making the move to M&S.

She will now play an integral role in the leadership team responsible for steering M&S through the post-Brexit protocol arrangements, in what has proved to be one of the most challenging periods in its 54-year history in the north.

Commenting on the appointment, Philip Conlon said: “Nicola has an exceptional track record in retail I am delighted that, as I move into my position with M&S, the role of regional manager is in excellent hands.

“Nicola is committed to delivering a first-class retailing experience for our loyal Northern Ireland customers and I wish her every success in her role.”

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