The date given for his departure is Sunday (September 17).
During his time with Inchcape Graeme Potts has worked alongside first Peter Johnson and now Andre Lacroix during a successful period of growth for Inchcape, as most recently demonstrated by the interim results published on August 3.
In its August interims Inchcape reported a rise in profit before tax of 11.1% to £112 million in the six months of the year to June 30. Sales were also up 8.1% to £2.44 billion.
Lacroix, group chief executive, said today: "As our recent results show and under Graeme's leadership, we have significantly improved the performance of our UK business. We have grown it both organically and through a number of acquisitions, and we have an excellent management team in place. We wish Graeme the very best in the next stage of his career."
And Potts said: "I have greatly enjoyed my time with Inchcape, and am proud of the shape of the UK business today. I wish the board and my colleagues in Inchcape every success in developing the next phase of the group's strategy and, for my part, I look forward to new challenges."