UK department store retailer John Lewis has tapped Marks & Spencer (M&S) for its new head of buying for men's wear.

Nick Keyte is joining John Lewis to steer the men's wear division forward and drive new initiatives, the company said.

He will report to former head of buying for men's wear, Matt McCormack, who has been promoted to buying director of fashion. 

Prior to M&S, Keyte gained experience as a men's wear designer and buyer across casual wear and formalwear with wholesale businesses and suppliers.

McCormack said: "Our men's fashion assortment is growing very fast and we will work closely together on ensuring that we can provide an unrivalled men's wear offering."