Virginia Drosos completes her leadership team after year of restructuring

Gina Drosos, CEO of Signet Jewelers.

Signet Jewelers chief executive Virginia Drosos has completed her leadership team, 10 months after she took control of the company.

Mary Liz Finn has been named chief people officer and Stephen E. Lovejoy has been named chief supply chain officer. Both will report directly to the CEO.

“Mary Liz and Steve are joining Signet at a very exciting time as we embark on our Path to Brilliance, and each will play a critical role in building our Culture of Agility and Efficiency. Mary Liz will help us continue to foster diversity and inclusion, and to lead training and development for all Team Members, while Steve will leverage his retail expertise to drive greater efficiencies across our supply chain,” said Drosos. “Their additions, along with our recent C-suite appointments, underscore the commitment and focus we are bringing to our transformation agenda. I am confident that we have a lean and highly accountable team in place with the diversity of experience, knowledge, and expertise to transform Signet into a share-gaining, OmniChannel category leader.”

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Ms Finn was previously the chief HR officer at Nielsen, a $6.2 billion international company where she oversaw 44,000 employees across 100 countries.

Mr Lovejoy joins from Glanbia PLC, a $2.8 billion nutritional foods company where he oversaw 12 manufacturing sites and 30 distribution centers around the world.

They join a Signet Leadership Team that has been reorganized in recent months to more effectively drive the company’s strategic priorities of customer first, OmniChannel, and a culture of agility and efficiency, the company says.

The two new appointments join a leadership team comprising:

Lynn Dennison, Chief Legal & Transformation Officer; Howard Melnick, Chief Information Officer; Carol Schumacher, Chief Communications Officer; Oded Edelman, Chief Digital Innovation Advisor; Seb Hobbs, President and Chief Customer Officer; and Michele Santana, Chief Financial Officer.

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