// Dune CEO James Cox due to resign on March 9
// Dune founder and executive chairman Daniel Rubin to take over
Dune Group has revealed that its chief executive James Cox will step down from his role on March 9, after a decade at the footwear retailer.
Cox will remain on the board as a non-executive director, while executive chairman and Dune founder Daniel Rubin will take over as chief executive, Drapers reported.
Cox joined Dune in 2010 as group finance director, before he was promoted to chief operating officer in 2013.
He was appointed as the retailer’s chief executive in July 2017.
“James has been an inspirational leader of the business, initially as finance director, then chief operating officer and finally chief executive,” Rubin said.
“He had guided the business during a challenging period in retail with great skill and integrity.”
Dune saw its operating profit drop by 21 per cent to £3.5 million for the year to January 26 2019.
Profit before tax dropped nine per cent to £3.04 million as the footwear retailer faced a £1.2 million debt write-off thanks to House of Fraser’s administration in 2018.