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Signet names three new independent directors


Signet Jewelers has announced the appointment of three new independent directors reporting to its US head office: Helen McCluskey, Eugenia Ulasewicz and Robert Stack.

McClusky’s appointment will be effective as of August 1 this year, while Ulasewicz’s and Stack’s roles will be effective from September 1.

Signet’s non-executive chairman Todd Stitzer said: “It is the aim of Signet to have a diverse team reflecting many different disciplines and backgrounds. Helen, Eugenia and Bob each have an extensive and unique set of experiences that will complement the already broad skill set of our board. We welcome them and look forward to their significant contribution to our continuing growth and success."


McCluskey is the former president and chief executive of intimate apparel group Warnaco, having joined the business in 2004. Prior to joining Warnaco, McCluskey held various positions of increasing responsibility with Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Playtex Apparel and Liz Claiborne Inc.

Ulasewicz is the former president of Burberry Group’s American division, having retired in March this year. She joined the British brand in 1998 and was most recently responsible for Burberry in the US, Canada, Latin America, Central and South America. She has also held positions at Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette and Saks, Inc.

Stack has taken on the Signet independent director role following his retirement from Cadbury PLC at global head of human resources in 2008. He joined the confectionary and beverages company in 1990 as vice president of human resources. His former roles have been at companies including Bristol-Myers Company and Primerica Corporation. Stack has been a director of publicly held IMI PLC since 2008, and was a director of publicly held J. Sainsbury PLC from 2005 to 2012.

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