Bensons for Beds and Harveys have restructured their leadership teams following the sudden departure of former group boss Stuart Machin, Retail Week can reveal.

The furniture group’s former commercial and supply chain director, Kalwant Singh, has been appointed Harveys managing director.

Alan Williams has taken on the role of Bensons for Beds managing director. He was previously chief operating officer at the business. 

Meanwhile, Mark Jackson will retain his current role of group chief finance officer, but take on the additional responsibility of central services, including marketing, HR ecommerce and IT.

The reshuffle follows Machin’s exit from the Steinhoff-owned furniture group last month, after less than a year in the role.

Machin, who has taken up the newly created role of food managing director at Marks & Spencer, was drafted in to turn around the businesses last year before Steinhoff became embroiled in an accounting scandal. 

Steinhoff could not be reached for comment.