Briggs Named Chief Marketing Officer at Saks

by Harry Sheff

Saks Fifth AvenueNEW YORK— Hudson’s Bay Company announced that former Harrods executive Mark Briggs will be the new chief marketing officer for Saks Fifth Avenue. He will start in March and report to the new president Marigay McKee, another former Harrods executive.

“Mark brings a wealth of experience in luxury brand management with a proven track record of creating retail magic around heritage brands,” said McKee in a statement. “His passion for retail theater and essential understanding of the customer will be integral to our success. I am thrilled to welcome Mark to the Saks team, where he will play a key role on the executive committee.”

Briggs was Director of Store Image at Harrods for 20 years and was a close colleague of McKee.

McKee was named president in September, replacing Ron Frasch. CEO Steve Sadove has not been replaced.

Saks was acquired in July by Canada-based Hudson’s Bay Company for $2.9 billion.