Guy Kinnell, who joined Combined Independents (Holdings) (CIH) in September last year, has stepped down from his role as chief executive.
CIH, which is part of the Euronics buying group, is now seeking a replacement to fill the CEO position and will continue until a replacement is found under the management of chairman Steve Scogings with the help of the board.
Commenting on the move, Scogings said: “Guy has brought a wealth of experience to the company and has helped structure our future digital experience and marketing, which will help the company for many years to come.
“He has helped us to manage the many industry challenges both the company and the membership have experienced over his tenure and for this I am extremely grateful. His progressive leadership, knowledge and experience is an asset to any company, and I am only sorry that Guy is not continuing his journey with us.”
Scogings added: “I would like to wish him well for the future and I hope he will look fondly upon his time at CIH.”
Before joining CIH, Kinnell was vice-president of Samsung’s TV and AV division in the UK and Ireland. He has also worked in regional and global commercial and marketing roles in the music industry and has an MBA from the London Business School.