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Nathan Ansell, Marketing Director, Marks and Spencer

Nathan is currently Marketing Director, Clothing and Home at M&S, with full mix accountability for all marketing and promotional channels.

Prior to this Nathan held the role Customer and Loyalty, with responsibilities extending across Customer Insight - including research insight, analytics, customer data and data science as well as Loyalty - including responsibility for CRM and all 1:1 marketing. His previous M&S role was Group Head of Brand and Marketing for M&S Food. He was responsible for leading a team of 30 talented marketers to profitably grow a 7,000 SKU business worth in excess of £5 billion annually and was part of a leadership team that together delivered 26 consecutive quarters of LFL growth.

Prior to moving to M&S he was European Marketing Manager at Birds Eye iglo Group (BEiG), the market-leading frozen foods business in Europe. Nathan joined the UK team in June 2008 and was subsequently promoted to his European role where he was responsible for profitably growing business worth in excess of €260m net sales across 8 core geographies.

Nathan held a number of marketing roles at Heinz, quickly rising through the ranks to run Heinz Beanz - a top ten UK grocery brand worth £200 million RSV. He was credited with leading the company’s biggest ever brand investment, launching Heinz Snap Pots, which clocked up sales of over £20m in the first year.

Nathan had his first taste of consumer marketing at Red Bull, first whilst at University and then continuing to work for Red Bull as a Regional Brand Manager. Nathan holds a first-class (hons) degree in Neurological Psychology from UWS.



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