It looks as if Stuart Rose could face yet more opposition to his role as executive chairman of Marks and Spencer Group plc. While M&S shareholders approved the election of Rose to the role at M&S’ annual general meeting earlier this month, the U.K.’s Local Authority Pension Fund Forum, whose members represent up to 2.5 percent of M&S shareholders, said Thursday they plan to oppose Rose’s dual role. The role combines the duties of chairman with some of those of chief executive. The LAPFF plans to submit a proposal at M&S’ annual general meeting next year asking that M&S separate the roles of chairman and chief executive, if the company has not already split the two roles by then. Critics have argued that combining the two roles violates corporate governance rules and concentrates too much power in one role.
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive