Non-executive director takes position.

Godfreys CEO, Kathy Cocovski (pictured) has resigned after just six months in the role, for personal reasons. Former Godfreys senior executive and current non-executive director, John Hardy has stepped in as interim managing director, effective immediately.

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In a statement to the ASX, chairman Rod Walker commented, “We are naturally disappointed Kathy has decided to resign after such a short period as CEO. She has made significant inroads in making the fundamental changes Godfreys needs to set a course of improved long term performance.

“Nevertheless, we are confident the leadership of Godfreys is in strong hands with the appointment of retail industry veteran, John Hardy as interim managing director. Having previously spent several decades in senior management positions at Godfreys and having served for just over three months as a director this year John will hit the ground running as interim managing director.”

Following his previous tenure at Godfreys, Hardy held senior roles at Barbeques Galore and Super Amart and was most recently CEO of Fusion Retail Brands.

In March this year, Cocovski showed her confidence and shared her turnaround plans for the floorcare specialist retailer after former Godfreys CEO, Tom Krulis was replaced by Cocovski after the company’s first half results were released.