Hamleys chief executive to step down after seven months

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Hamleys chief executive David Smith will step down from his role in August, after just seven months with the business.

Smith, who was recruited by Hamleys’ Indian owner Reliance Industries in January, will leave at the end of the month, according to Sky News.

The reasons behind Smith’s abrupt departure are currently unclear.

Prior to joining the toy retailer, Smith previously held senior, executive roles at both The Body Shop and Debenhams.

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