Darren Bailey, the former CEO and managing director of Angling Direct, is leaving the company. Bailey, who moved from CEO to non-executive director in 2019, informed the board that he would not stand for re-election at the May 11 annual meeting. He has been with the leading British online and offline retailer of fishing tackle and equipment for more than 20 years. Martyn Page, currently executive chairman, sought re-appointment in the new role of non-executive chairman. Following these changes, the executive board will comprise Andy Torrance (CEO) and Steven Crowe (CFO). The company plans to appoint an additional independent non-executive director.