Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) director of IT Darrell Stein has been named as the new senior vice-president of information services at multinational consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser.
Reckitt Benckiser owns a multitude of famous brands, including Nurofen, Durex, Dettol, Vanish, Strepsils, Gaviscon and Scholl. The company’s announcement follows that of M&S, which revealed Stein’s departure from the high street retailer last week as the latest in a number of senior departures.
At Reckitt Benckiser, Stein will replace Gareth Hill, who was also a member of the executive committee. The company did not provide a reason for Hill’s departure, saying only that Hill will step down from his role as SVP for information services in the summer.
Hill, a qualified chartered accountant, joined Reckitt Benckiser in 2006. He was previously information systems director at fashion retailer Arcadia Group. His background also includes roles at IBM UK and Rex Trueform Clothing in South Africa.
In 2011, a survey revealed that a lead executive at Reckitt Benckiser was the second highest earner (£17.9 million) in the FTSE 100, followed by chief executive of mining firm Xstrata.
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