Woolworths South Africa has run Country Road for the past 17 years and recently took full control of the brand after a long-running feud with retail king Solomon Lew.
Mr Zahra has been replaced by Iain Nairn, who comes to the department store after leading fashion label Country Road.
Photo: Paul Zahra says the acquisition of the retailer by Woolworths South Africa provided a “natural exit point”.
Also stepping aside from Country Road to the department store is David Thomas, who will take up the newly created position of chief operating officer.
The moves have sparked a reshuffle at Country Road, with Matt Keogh being promoted from managing director of Witchery to chief of the Country Road Group.
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