Giles: 'I will not take my foot off the pedal'

<p>Speaking to The Bookseller, HMV chief executive Alan Giles revealed some of the thinking behind his departure. "I been in this game for 30 years and to use the dreaded phrase of Allan Leighton I felt it was time to 'go plural'." Giles said he would now seek non-exec directorships, but he ruled out becoming involved with a book retailer.

He denied the announcement that he would go in 12 months had rendered him a lame-duck chief exec. "I have 12 months notice and I have to serve that," he said, "and the Board are fully cognisant of that. I will not take my foot off the pedal." He said he ...

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