Between 70 and 80 staff have entered consultation ahead of the relocation to the
Williams, who is managing director of AkzoNobel’s Northern Europe operation, will continue to lead the
An AkzoNobel spokesman said the reason for Williams’ departure was a "personal decision".
It is understood Matt Pullen, North Europe marketing and business strategy director of AkzoNobel Deco, has entered into consultation and may apply for Williams’ position.
As part of the changes, the marketing function will be centralised in the
A spokesman said the changes were part of a programme to increase the profitability of the business and "cut down duplication where it happens and simplify processes".
Changes are due to come into effect on 1 January and will involve the business being reduced from eight regions into five.
The new regions will include North and Central Europe, South-East Europe and Africa,
AkzoNobel is reducing its number of regions comes after the divestment of its decorative paints business in
Williams is departing after nine years with the business after he joined as managing director for the Dulux Decorator Centres.
He was made managing director of
Williams’ role saw him act as global lead for Kingfisher, which owns retailers B&Q and Screwfix.