In the wake of this morning’s confirmation that former GAME CEO Lisa Morgan is to depart the retailer after 14 years at the helm, interim CEO Christopher Bell has insisted that the decision is not linked to the company’s recent financial performance.
“She had been in discussion with the board for quite some time, so in that sense her departure didn’t come as a surprise,” Bell told MCV.
“Lisa, having been a fantastic ambassador and leader of the business for some 14 years, wanted to move on and have a break. And I think that is quite understandable.
“And the Board, after some discussion, decided to accept her request. And that’s right. She wants to move on. There’s nothing more sinister than that.”
Of Morgan’s eventual successor, Bell added that GAME is looking for “somebody who has a retail background, because we have a huge retail estate across many countries employing lots of people.
“We would also like somebody that has skills in the new media area, which is ecommerce, digital, mobile, telecommunications and so on. And equally, someone with PLC experience. If there’s an identikit of what we are looking for via our head-hunters, then that’s the target person.”