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Meet Victoria's Secret's new president... Irish mum of two from Kildare

Margaret McDonald from Athy is set to move to Columbus, Ohio to take up her new role as president of the lingerie brand.

Margaret will become the new boss of these Victoria’s Secret models pictured at the fashion show in 2012. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

MARGARET MCDONALD FROM Athy, Co Kildare will be rubbing shoulders and bossing around the likes of top models Karlie Kloss, Miranda Kerr and Allessandra Ambrosio shortly, after landing the top job at Victoria’s Secret in the US.

The managing director of Coast and mother of two is set to move to Columbus, Ohio to take up her new role as president of the lingerie brand.

According to, McDonald started off as a buyer for Penneys. She also worked for Brown Thomas, Saks Fifth Avenue, Banana Republic and as head of buying at Marks and Spencer.

Her move to CEO of LK Bennett truly put her on the fashion map when the brand became a staple for Kate Middleton and her sister Pippa – anything they would adorn would become an instant sell-out.

McDonald will be leaving her role as Coast MD to become president at Victoria’s Secret, where she will have responsibility for merchandising, design and planning and will report to CEO of the company, Sharen Jester Turney.

Margaret McDonald will be the boss of Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio, pictured at Victoria’s Secret Herald Square, New York in 2012. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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