Leading Edge Retail Group CEO, Simon Lane will be stepping down from his role at the end of this financial year for personal reasons. Lane, who has served as Group CEO since January 2020, will remain on the Leading Edge board where he has served as a director since 2016.

Leading Edge general manager for marketing and strategic procurement, Lee Scott has been appointed the new CEO of the Australian operations.

Scott returned to the business just over two years ago after a stint with Auto One Australia. He had previously worked with Leading Edge for almost 15 years in various positions including group general manager and general manager of Leading Edge Computers.

“Our board had no hesitation in signing off Lee’s appointment as CEO on the back of his experience and expertise in Leading Edge and the broader industry. He is the right person to continue to drive the Leading Edge Retail brand strategy and expanded channel approach,” Lane said.

Scott will report directly to the board and will be responsible for all Australian operations. UK director, Dan Hill will control the other arm of the business separately. The New Zealand operation closed in early 2023.