Adams chief executive David Carter-Johnson is stepping down from the childrenswear specialist.
He will leave the retailer at the end of the month to pursue non-executive roles.
Carter-Johnson joined Adams when chairman John Shannon bought the group out of administration in February 2007. Carter-Johnson had previously been managing director of Adams for almost ten years until 1991.
Carter-Johnson said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my two and a half years at Adams although it’s been challenging and not without difficulties. A great deal has been achieved re-positioning the brand and improving the product. I leave behind a strong management team and a profitable business poised for growth.”