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King appoints ex-Burberry man as Chief People Officer

Mark Taylor brings 20 years' experience

King appoints ex-Burberry man as Chief People Officer

Candy Crush developer King has announced the appointment of Mark Tayloras its new Chief People Officer.

Joining the firm's London office, Taylor will be responsible for heading up human resources, performance management, recruitment, retention, training, and development.

Taylor's work history spans 20 years in human resources and talent management roles across a number of high-profile companies, including Kimberly-Clark and GlaxoSmithKline.

Experience is king

His most recent position was at fashion brand Burberry, where his focus was establishing the brand in the digital retail space.

He was also heavily involved with the Asia-Pacific region, and particularly with Burberry's Chinese arm - regional experience that should prove valuable to King.

"Mark is a great addition to the King team," said King CEO Riccardo Zacconi.

"One of King’s greatest strengths is its talent - we’re committed to attracting and retaining the best people in the industry and helping them to build successful careers."

"Mark has exceptional experience in helping companies grow and develop great workforces, and we’re excited to welcome him to the team.”

Taylor replaces former Chief People Officer Clara Smyth, who has left King after a two-year stint.


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