Signet Jewelers, the which owns H Samuel and Ernest Jones, has announced two executive appointments rounding out a leadership team aligned to 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 hired as chief supply chain officer, effective immediately.
Finn and Lovejoy will report directly to the chief executive officer, Virginia C. 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,” shares Drosos. “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.”
“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, omni-channel category leader.”
Finn was previously the chief human resources officer at Nielsen, a $6.2 billion international company where she oversaw 44,000 employees across 100 countries. Prior to Nielsen, she held several senior level human resources roles with general electric. She has significant experience empowering employees during business transformation, providing effective training and development opportunities, and building diverse and successful teams throughout her career.
Lovejoy joins Signet from Glanbia PLC, a $2.8 billion nutritional foods company where he oversaw 12 manufacturing sites and 30 distribution centers around the world. Before this, he served as SVP of global supply chain for Starbucks, where he used his deep understanding of retail supply chains to drive both quality and efficiency. His responsibilities will include oversight of all distribution and logistics, indirect sourcing and procurement, supply chain management, and manufacturing and operations, including repair centers and custom capability. Lovejoy will also support Signet’s industry-leading responsible sourcing initiatives.
Finn and Lovejoy join a Signet Leadership Team that has been reorganised in recent months to more effectively drive the company’s strategic priorities of: Customer First, omni-channel, and a culture of agility and efficiency.