Ken Reeve has left the Blacks Outdoor chain of stores in the U.K., where he was appointed as managing director after the departure of Julia Reynolds in mid-2012 after a brief stint. He has also quit the board of the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA). Reeve was made strategy director of Blacks last year. His responsibilities have been taken over by Dave Williams, commercial director of JD Sports Fashion in charge of all its outdoor stores. Before joining Blacks, Reeve had worked for Puma and other companies, and then spent 11 years at Cotswold Outdoor, rising to the position of buying and merchandising director.