Marks & Spencer marketing head leaves for KFC

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Ira Dubinsky, Marks & Spencer's head of international marketing, is set to leave the retail chain.

Dubinsky will move to KFC, where he will take on the role of innovation director.

The marketing head has been at Marks & Spencer for six years, assuming the lead marketing role for the home division in 2013.

Before joining Marks & Spencer, Dubinsky worked in global branding for Dove, the Unilever soap brand.

As The Drum reports, Dubinsky is understood to be replacing Jack Hinchliffe at KFC. Hinchliffe left his innovation role at the fast food chain in April, when he was promoted to marketing director.

Earlier this month M&S also saw the loss of its head of clothing and home Jill McDonald.

McDonald left the retailer after just two years. Prior to M&S she helped to steer marketing turnarounds at Halfords and her namesake fast food chain McDonald's.

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