McColl’s operating officer Dave Thomas has “confirmed his intention” to stand down from his role from the convenience store group.
Thomas has worked for the group for 23 years, initially joining as regional manager for convenience. He became operations general manager in 2000 and was made operations director in 2005.
Thomas will step down from his roles with immediate effect, though the group said he will “remain available in a consultative capacity” until 6 April 2020.
The group also confirmed Thomas will not stand for re-election at the annual general meeting on 3 April 2020. It said it “does not have any immediate intention” to replace his position on the board.
During his time at McColl’s, Thomas successfully managed the conversion of 298 acquired stores to the McColl’s format in 2017. He also played a “key role” in the negotiations and implementation of new supply arrangements.
Jonathan Miller, CEO, said: “On behalf of the board I would like to thank Dave for the enormous contribution he has made to the company during his time here.
“Over the years he has played an important role in helping to build McColl’s into a leading convenience retailer and we wish Dave all the very best for the future.”
Thomas said: “It has been a privilege to work at McColl’s and after 23 years now is the right time for me to step back.
“I would like to thank the board and all the many colleagues I have worked with during my time here, and I wish everyone at McColl’s the very best for the future.”