Bell Named Chief Financial Officer Of McColl's
Convenience retailer McColl's has announced the appointment of Robbie Bell as its new chief financial officer, effective 17 January.
He will replace finance chief Simon Fuller, who will leave the company on 22 February, following a handover period.
An Industry Veteran
Bell is an industry veteran and has more than 20 years of experience in the retail sector.
Most recently, he served as the chief executive of Welcome Break Limited - one of the UK’s leading independent motorway service operators. He joined the company in 2017 as its chief financial officer.
During his tenure with the motorway service operator, he was responsible for managing the sale and ownership transition process of its takeover by Applegreen plc.
He is also a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of UP Global Sourcing Holdings Plc.
Commenting on the appointment, McColl's chief executive, Jonathan Miller, said, "With such a wealth of senior experience in retail and finance, he will add significant strength to the team.
"I am confident Robbie will make a valuable contribution as we deliver our strategy to enhance our neighbourhood convenience offer."
In 2009, Bell became the CFO of Screwfix Direct Limited, a subsidiary of Kingfisher Plc, while between 2006-2008, he served as the UK finance director of Travelodge.
He also held a number of senior finance positions at Tesco PLC in the commercial buying division.
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