Barry Morris, the head of womenswear at Marks & Spencer and one of the group's most senior executives, has been ousted due to the group's continuing poor trading performance said a report in the Sunday Telegraph. M&S will announce this week that Morris, 53, is taking early retirement. Insiders say he was seen visibly shaken and upset in the corridors of the group's Baker Street headquarters last week, after meetings with Vandevelde and Roger Holmes, head of UK retailing.