Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, the head of the Redcats home shopping business, is to leave at the end of the year to head electrical retailer Kesa Electricals.

Falque-Pierrotin has headed the Redcats Group for seven years and has been with its parent, French luxury goods group PPR, for more than 18 years.

A search for his successor is underway.

François-Henri Pinault, PPR's chairman and CEO said: "Under his leadership, Redcats Group has undergone a complete transformation in the last few years, becoming an international and multi-channel fashion and home decoration group."

Redcats' home shopping brands include La Redoute, Vertbaudet, Somewhere, Cyrillus, Daxon, Ellos, The Sportsman's Guide and The Golf Warehouse.