Winning Group has confirmed the departure of chief executive officer (CEO) for Winning Retail, Jo Devery and chief financial officer (CFO), Stephen Rorie

Winning Group financial controller, John Ceresa, who has been with the company since January 2020, has been appointed chief financial offer. A search is underway to replace Jo Devery.

Devery joined the Winning Group in 2013 as chief buying and merchandise officer, a role she held for almost four years before a short stint at Lux Group.

She returned to the Winning Group in late 2017 as group chief operating officer (COO) and was promoted to CEO for Winning Retail in July 2020 to oversee Winning Appliances, Winning Appliances Commercial, Rogerseller and Customer Experience.

Rorie was appointed Winning Group CFO in November 2019 bringing extensive retail experience, most recently as CEO of John Cootes Furniture. Prior to that, he was CEO of Home Appliances, a division of McPhersons Limited for almost three years, COO at Amart Furniture and COO at Barbeques Galore.

“We thank Stephen and Jo for their contribution to the group and wish them well for the future,” a Winning Group spokesperson said.