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Angela Spindler, the boss of Jacamo and of Simply Be owner N Brown, was ousted on Wednesday after five years at the helm.
Spindler, 56, who spearheaded the business’s transition from a catalogue-focused business into a nimbler online retailer, will leave at the end of this month. Steve Johnson, the retailer’s credit card business boss, will be the interim chief until a successor is found. The move was the board’s decision, not Spindler’s, insiders said.
The retail-to-financial services company has seen its share price fall from 267p at the start of the year to 159p today, when shares fell 3%.
Matt Davies, 47, who joined as chairman in May from Tesco — which he was credited with steadying after an accountancy scandal engulfed the grocer — said: “We recognise that now is an appropriate time to search for a new leader who can take the business forward through the next phase of its development.”
Spindler said: “I have been incredibly proud to lead N Brown over the past five years.”