Walton has been at Wellgate since July 2013 and has presided over some major changes at the shopping centre. He has also been chair of the city action group DDone and Dundee BID.
He said “I am leaving Dundee with a heavy heart as the future for the city is quite amazing and Wellgate will be playing a key part in that. However, as I am from the West Country this was too good an opportunity to refuse. I leave behind a fantastic team at the centre, which is in very capable hands”
Peter Aitken, currently operations manager will be taking on the position of centre manager, with additional support from the management team. Aitken has been at Wellgate for over five years and recently collected the SCEPTRE Operations Manager of the Year award.
He Aitken said: “I’m looking forward to my new role as centre manager of the Wellgate and as a Dundonian I’m very proud to be working in a role which will be pivotal in the future changes planned for Dundee City. We have raised the profile of Wellgate over the last three years under Jon’s guidance and my aim is to continue build on this.”