Senior Director quits Woolworths

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One of Woolworths' most senior directors has quit the company.

According to The Times, Simon Turner, who joined Woolworths from Tesco in January as retail and operations director, is understood to have left the retailer earlier this week.

He was appointed at the beginning of the year – a move hailed as a champagne moment” by Trevor Bish-Jones, Woolworths' former chief executive.

Steve Johnson replaced Bish-Jones in September and last month widely criticised the performance of the struggling business when he delivered the group's 99.7 million half-year loss.