A number of redundancies.

David Jones has consolidated its management and head office team, upon a strategic cost review of the business to provide a ‘flatter, more customer-focused structure’.

Under the new structure, the role of MD, Clothing and General Merchandise will be discontinued and consequently, David Collins will be leaving the business.

“We thank David for his commitment and contribution and wish him the best in his future endeavours. The merchandise leadership team will now report directly to David Jones CEO, David Thomas enabling stronger alignment across our core merchandise categories,” a David Jones spokesperson said.

A number of other head office roles have been made redundant and as a result, a further 15 people will be leaving the business.

“These have been extremely difficult changes to make but they are a necessary step in enhancing our competitiveness and positioning the business for future success. We have offered redeployment opportunities to as many of those affected as possible.

“These changes will remove both cost and complexity at a time of significant challenges within the retail sector while enabling further strategic investment where it is needed,” the spokesperson continued.