Metcash is on the hunt for a new CEO as the company confirmed Andrew Retizer’s intention to retire from the position in 2013.

It is currently anticipated that Reitzer will step down as CEO from 30 June 2013 and will cease employment with Metcash on 30 September 2013.

“The Board and Mr Reitzer have agreed that Mr Reitzer’s services will be retained as a consultant to the Board for strategic advice and assistance in relation to key customer, supplier and joint venture relationships, for three years following Mr Reitzer’s cessation date,” the company said in an ASX statement.

The company expects they will find a replacement by February 2013.