Morrisons chief customer officer Darren Blackhurst has quit his role after three months at the grocer, The Times has reported.

Darren Blackhurst

Darren Blackhurst is leaving his role as chief customer officer at Morrisons

Blackhurst was named interim customer officer in February this year, but was expected to transition into a permanent role amid senior leadership changes at the supermarket chain.

However, Blackhurst will be standing down from his role a mere three months after taking it on. The terms of his departure are currently being negotiated. 

Blackhurst returned to Morrisons in February having previously worked for the grocer between 2015 and 2019, primarily as group commercial director.

His departure follows the resignation of Morrisons logistics director Craig Taylor in recent weeks.

The news comes after planned strike action at two warehouses owned by Morrisons was called off after the grocery giant made a new pay offer to staff earlier this month.

About 1,000 staff at two warehouses in Cheshire and West Yorkshire had been planning to walk out between June 13 and 16.

However, the planned action has been called off in what union Unite called a “goodwill gesture” after a fresh pay offer from Morrisons.