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QVC to optimize long-term management structure

QVC’s Claire Watts has resigned from her role as CEO of U.S. operations, effective Friday, Sept. 5, to pursue other opportunities.

"Claire has played an instrumental role in QVC's evolution to a leading multichannel retailer since joining the company in 2008," said Mike George, president and CEO of QVC. "Under her leadership, we've deepened our customer relationships and significantly expanded our ecommerce, mobile, and social platforms. I want to thank Claire for her many contributions to QVC, including helping to build an experienced, dedicated U.S. leadership team and a stronger, more agile U.S. business. Everyone at QVC wishes her the best in her future endeavors."

With Watts' departure, the senior U.S. leadership team, including Doug Howe, EVP merchandising and planning; Mary Campbell, EVP commerce platforms; and Rob Muller, SVP U.S. strategic planning and analytics, will report to George on an interim basis as QVC seeks to optimize its long-term management structure.

"While the decision to move on from QVC was not an easy one, I am proud of what the U.S. team has accomplished in the past six years," said Watts. "As I look forward to taking on new challenges, I know QVC has a strong and seasoned team in place to build upon the momentum that we have achieved in the U.S. business."