- Halfords Group chief executive Jill McDonald has resigned from the business to take up the position of managing director: clothing, home & beauty at Marks & Spencer.

Halfords said McDonald would remain as CEO of until the end of her notice period in October and the board had commenced the process to appoint her successor.

The group said results for the 52 weeks ended 31 March were due to be announced on 25 May and were expected to be in line with market forecasts.

McDonald said: "Halfords is a great company with a fantastic team of people throughout the business, making my decision to leave all the more difficult.

"Our customer-centric, service-led strategy has real traction and I look forward to working with the team over the next six months continuing to deliver further progress across the Group."

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