Signet Jewelers Limited announced two executive appointments that it said rounded out its leadership team that would drive the company’s transformation under its Path to Brilliance plan. Mary Elizabeth Finn has been named Chief People Officer and Stephen E. Lovejoy has been named Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective immediately. Finn and Lovejoy will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Drosos.
“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.
She added, “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.”
Finn was previously the Chief Human Resources Officer at Nielsen, a $6.2 billion group, where she oversaw 44,000 employees across 100 countries. Prior to Nielsen, she held several senior-level human resources roles with General Electric. Lovejoy joins Signet from Glanbia PLC, a $2.8 billion nutritional foods company where he oversaw 12 manufacturing sites and 30 distribution centres around the world. Before this, he served as SVP of Global Supply Chain for Starbucks.