24th May, 2017

Redditch's Halford boss set to leave the company

THE boss of Redditch-based retail giant Halfords Group is to leave the company to join Marks & Spencer.

Jill McDonald, who joined the Icknield Street Drive firm from fast food firm McDonalds two years ago, will become managing director of M&S’s clothing, home & beauty division.

She said: “Halfords is a great company with a fantastic team of people throughout the business, making my decision to leave all the more difficult. I look forward to working with the team over the next six months continuing to deliver further progress across the Group.”

Ms McDonald will remain as chief executive of the bicycle, leisure and car parts business until the end of her notice in October, 2017, however the company has already started the process of finding her successor.