Selfridges chief Daniels to bow out after eight years

Selfridges managing director Timothy Daniels announced his early retirement this week, after eight years as head of the company.

Selfridges advertising, press and promotions senior manager Paddy Shanahan says Daniels, aged 57, is retiring early for personal reasons and will leave the company next April.

A replacement has not yet been appointed. She says Selfridges is not planning any changes as a result of Daniels’ resignation.

Daniels joined Selfridges in 1981 as merchandise director. He was appointed as deputy managing director of the department store in 1986 and made managing director following Eric Greenhalgh’s resignation in July 1987.

He started his retail career at Littlewoods before moving to the Allders department stores, where he spent ten years as managing director until he joined Selfridges.

Selfridges is understood to be planning to open a store at Heathrow Airport.

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