Peter Lewis will retire from his position as Chairman of entertainment retailer Game Group in June, and will be replaced by the company’s Senior Independent Director Chris Bell.
Over the last 13 years Lewis has led the retailer’s significant growth strategy in the UK and internationally, and he leaves at a time of even more change at the business.
In February the group revealed it will be investing the £15 million it expects to make through this year’s cost cutting in improving its interaction with customers both online and in-store.
Various customer relationship management initiatives and changes to multichannel platforms will be implemented by the company as it looks to reverse the recent trend of falling sales figures.
Lewis appears confident in the new team’s ability to be successful with these plans.
“It is testament to Game teams around the world that they have remained passionately focused on customers during periods of growth and transition,” he remarked.
“I have every confidence in the strategy on which Ian and the team are embarking, and wish Chris every success as the new Chairman.”
Game Group CEO Ian Shepherd thanked Lewis for his contribution to the retailer over the years and added that he leaves the business in a good position to move forward in the future.
“The changes in Game’s scale and operating structure were accompanied by substantial technological advances and a step change in the appeal of PC and video games to a much broader audience,” he explained.
“Peter was instrumental in navigating the business through these developments, and leaves the company with a solid platform for further growth and channel development in a market which is continuing to address the changing needs of our customers.”