David Walmsley has been appointed to help lead Marks and Spencer's e-commerce business.

In a statement released to just-style, Laura Wade-Gery, executive director for multi-channel e-commerce at M&S, said: "I am delighted that David Walmsley has joined us as a director in our E-commerce and multi-channel business. David has a strong track record of leadership within online retailing and his experience will support the delivery of our growth plans for our multi-channel, E-commerce business."

Walmsley was previously director of e-commerce at Dixons Retail and head of web selling at the John Lewis Partnership. Prior to these roles he worked for Yell Group within its e-business. He joined M&S on 18 July.