// Robbie Bell announces his resignation as McColl’s CFO and will move to Holland & Barrett for a similar role
// He will remain with McColl’s until a new CFO is revealed and to ensure a smooth transition
McColl’s chief financial officer Robbie Bell has resigned from the convenience grocery chain to take up a similar position with health and wellbeing retailer Holland & Barrett.
With Bell also resigning from McColl’s board, the retailer said it has now commenced the search process for a successor and an announcement will be made in due course.
Over at Holland & Barrett, Bell is set to takeover from Greg Watts, who has been finance chief on an interim basis since Chris Keen resigned last October after being with the retailer for seven years.
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However, Bell will still remain at McColl’s in his current role until a replacement has been appointed and a handover has taken place.
The exact date of his departure will be announced once confirmed.
“I would like to thank Robbie for his contribution to McColl’s during his time here and we wish him well for the future,” McColl’s chief executive Jonathan Miller said.
“This is a busy time for McColl’s as we continue to respond to increased customer demand and keep the neighbourhood communities we serve supplied with the food, goods and services they need every day.”
Bell said: “It has been a pleasure working at McColl’s and I would like to thank Jonathan, the board and all my colleagues for their support.
“Whilst it was a difficult decision, I am stepping down to pursue a new opportunity, and I wish McColl’s every success in the future.”