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Derek Rayner, Baron Rayner



Derek George Rayner, Baron Rayner (30 March 1926 – 26 June 1998) was an English businessman who was chairman and chief executive of Marks & Spencer plc (now generally known as M&S), one of the major British retailers who revived and rapidly expanded the company in the 1980s. He began working for the company in 1953 as a management trainee and became the first chief executive outside the founding families of the company.

Career



Marks & Spencer

Rayner began working for M&S as a management trainee 1953 at the company's store in Oxford