The Body Shop’s global retail director Linda Campbell has stepped down from the business with immediate effect, Retail Week has learned. 

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Campbell is understood to have left the retailer at the end of November, having only been promoted to her current role at The Body Shop in January. 

The Body Shop confirmed that Campbell had left the business but offered no further comment as to why she had stepped down.  

Campbell has worked with the ethical beauty specialist since 2014 when she joined as retail director. She was made UK and Ireland managing director of The Body Shop in 2017, before being promoted to global retail director earlier in 2022. 

Campbell was succeeded as UK and Ireland managing director by Estée Lauder’s retail vice-president for North America, Maddie Smith

At the time of the reshuffle, The Body Shop chief executive David Boynton said: “These exciting roles will ensure we carry on growing our company in a post-pandemic world and enable our retail channels to remain a place where customers can enjoy a unique experience, with excellent customer service, not only in the UK and Ireland but across the world.”

Prior to joining The Body Shop, Campbell spent eight years at Space NK and four years at Planet Organic. She began her career in retail in 1993 with Estée Lauder.

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