The Fed has announced that its interim chief operating officer Stuart Hale has left the organisation.

Commenting on his departure, national president Jason Birks, said: “We are very grateful to Stuart for the great support he has given to Fed members and staff in the short time he was with The Fed. We would like to thank him for his contribution and we wish him all the best for the future.”

Hale said: “As interim chief operating officer, I was pleased to have the opportunity to work alongside so many committed and passionate independent retailers and with such enthusiastic and professional staff.”

His appointment was announced at the beginning of 2022, with Hale joining on February 21. 

A new chief operating officer will be announced shortly.

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