// Topps Tiles CEO Matt Williams announces resignation
// He will step down on November 29, with current CFO Rob Parker replacing him as new CEO then
// Williams will stay on with Topps Tiles as advisor until May next year
The chief executive of Topps Tiles has announced he will quit the business at the end of this month.
Matt Williams, who has been with the business for 20 years – including 12 as its chief executive – is due to resign on November 29, just a few days after Topps Tiles’ next set of results are published.
Williams, who will replaced by chief financial officer Rob Parker, will stay on as an adviser for the home improvement retailer until May next year.
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“It has been a really tough decision to leave Topps but I feel now is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge,” Williams said.
“Topps is, and will always remain, a very special company to both me and my family.
“It is a quality business with enormous strength in its specialism which it derives from its people and culture.”
Topps Tiles non-executive chairman Darren Shapland said: “Matt has made a tremendous contribution to the business over the last 20 years and in particular over the last 12 years as chief executive.
“During this time he has reshaped the retail business, completed a very successful re-branding and led the investment into the commercial tile market.
“On behalf of the Board I wish him every success for the future.
“I am delighted that Rob Parker, our CFO for the last 12 years, has accepted the role of group CEO.
“Rob is very well known across the business and has established himself as a strong strategic thinker and leader of people across the organisation.”