The personnel and services director of Arcadia Group, which owns Dorothy Perkins, Top Shop and Evans has resigned.
Keith Cameron, 52 is expected to receive a £300,000 pay off after the termination of his one-year contract.
Chief executive Stuart Rose insisted the move was amicable and that Cameron left so he could “think about his life”.
Cameron will remain on the company’s board until the end of the month, when his work restructuring the company’s retail operations is complete.
By Richard Staines