RAPAPORT... Signet Jewelers Limited appointed Helen E. McCluskey as an independent director to the board with an effective date of August 1, 2013 and Eugenia M. Ulasewicz and Robert J. (Bob) Stack as independent directors with an effective date of September 1, 2013.
McCluskey was the president and CEO of Warnaco Group Inc. prior to the company's acquisition by PVH Corporation. She joined Warnaco as group president of intimate apparel in 2004, became CEO in 2010 and both president and CEO in 2012. McCluskey also held various positions at Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Playtex Apparel Inc. and Liz Claiborne Inc.
Ulasewicz retired in March as president of Burberry Group PLC’s division that included the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Central and South America. She joined Burberry in 1998 and became a member of its executive committee in 2006. Ulasewicz previously held positions at Bloomingdales, Galeries Lafayette and Saks Inc.
Stack retired in 2008 as global head of human resources for Cadbury Plc. after joining the company in 1990 as vice president of human resources. In 1996, he also joined the board of directors as an executive director, overseeing the recruitment of senior executives and board members, as well as corporate communications and global external affairs. Stack has also held positions with Bristol-Myers Company and Primerica Corporation.
Todd Stitzer, the non-executive chairman of Signet, 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."