Signet sees retirement of two industry veterans


Signet Jewelers has announced that executives Stuart Lee and Clark McEwen will retire after decades in the industry.


Currently, Lee is the executive vice-president and chief merchandising officer of Signet, which he joined in 1996 as director of gold in the merchandising department. Down the line, he became director of merchandising and corporate watches for Signet’s Jared jewellery chain, where he introduced the “Leo” branded diamond, as well as LeVian. Prior to his current role, he acted as vice-president of corporate merchandising, as well as senior vice-president of merchandising and general manager.


At present, McEwen is the senior vice-president of Signet Direct Diamond Sourcing, one of the company’s subsidiaries. He has worked for 32 years in the diamond industry, and previously held the position of global marketing manager for Rio Tinto Diamonds. He was also chief operating officer and vice-president for marketing at The Gemesis Corporation, and manager of the CanadaMark brand at BHP Billiton.
“Stuart and Clark have been shining examples of the type of team members that have helped Signet to become the great business it is today,” says Signet CEO Mark Light. “It is with mixed emotions that I announce the retirement of these two remarkable individuals who have been instrumental to our company’s growth and success.”