Doug Gurr steps down as boss of Amazon UK

Amazon UK boss Doug Gurr is stepping down from his post to take up a new role as director of the Natural History Museum.

Gurr joined Amazon UK in 2011 and was promoted to UK country manager in 2016. He had been country manager of Amazon China for two years before.

“We thank Doug for more than eight successful years at Amazon and for his leadership of the UK business in the last four,” an Amazon spokesperson said.“Doug will be missed at Amazon but as someone who has always been passionate about culture, science and learning, we’re delighted for him that he’ll be leading one of the UK’s great cultural and scientific institutions.“

“Doug will remain in his role at Amazon until later this year, and a new UK country manager will be announced in due course.”