Ford Ennals, chief executive of Digital UK, the body overseeing the digital switchover, is stepping down. Ennals is leaving to become president of Cole Hann, the footwear and leather-goods division of Nike.
The move is a return to the US for Ennals, who was previously a senior vice-president of worldwide marketing at Reebok. Ennals sought to quell disquiet over the timing of his departure, insisting that the digital switchover was on track. ‘We have set the company up, negotiated funding and the organisation is stable and successful,’ he added.
Digital UK hopes to have appointed Ennals’ successor prior to his departure in February.