Kathmandu boss on leave after surgery complications

Suffered an infection during a routine medical procedure last week.

Kathmandu managing director Peter Halkett will take up to three months of extended leave to recuperate from a severe infection, the outdoor equipment retailer says.

Mr Halkett suffered the infection during a routine medical procedure last week, interim chairman John Harvey says in a statement. Finance director Mark Todd will be acting CEO until Halkett returns.

The company's shares last traded unchanged at $2.53 and have gained 27 percent this year.

(BusinessDesk)