// Wilko COO Sean Toal and digital director Sean Emmett step down amid reshuffle
// COO responsibilities will now be spilt between CCO Andrew Moore and CFO Alex Russo
// Emmett to be replaced by transformation director Jerome Saint-Marc
A board reshuffle at Wilko has led to the resignations of chief operating officer Sean Toal and digital director Sean Emmett.
According to Retail Week, Toal’s responsibilities as chief operating officer will now be split between chief financial officer Alex Russo and chief commercial officer Andrew Moore.
Moore, who left his chief marketing officer position at Asda to join Wilko late last year, will cover all commercial activities in Toal’s role, while Russo’s responsibilities will expand to include property, distribution and transport.
Meanwhile, Emmett is poised will be succeeded by Wilko’s transformation director Jerome Saint-Marc, whose broadened remit will include leading the retailer’s ecommerce division.
As a result of leadership reshuffle, family director Lisa Wilkinson will take over accountability for Wilko’s online, retail and HR divisions.
“Sean Toal and Sean Emmett are stepping down to pursue their careers outside the Wilko family of businesses,” a Wilko spokeswoman told Retail Week.
“We’d like to thank them for their contribution and support throughout their time with Wilko and wish them all the very best for the future.”