McColl’s Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Miller will now take the lead as the business’s new Chief Executive.
Miller will succeed current CEO James Lancaster who will retire and maintain the role of Non-Executive Chairman until April 2017. Miller will step into the new role on 1 April, following the company’s recent “rigorous and extensive” search for his replacement.
Miller has been with the convenience chain since 1991, being promoted to CFO in 2004. In his 25 years with company, he has also had roles in human resources, IT and has led store development.
“It is a great privilege to be appointed as chief executive of McColl’s” Miller said.
“I am looking forward to working with the many talented people across the company as we continue to grow our convenience presence in neighborhoods across the UK.”
Miller will be replaced by former Tesco Finance Director Simon Fuller who joined McColl’s in October.
Mccoll’s has also appointed Angus Porter as its new Non-Executive Director to join its board at the beginning of April. Porter is currently Chief Executive of the Professional Cricketers Association and was previously employed in senior positions at BT and Mars.