Morrisons announces new regional management appointments

Bradford, England, 2016-Feb-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Number of women in retail leadership team rises from one to eight.

Morrisons has reshaped the management of its stores business with 15 new appointments to the regional management that provide direction to more than 490 supermarkets.

They include Vicki Reay, formerly of Aldi, who will be the new Operations Director for the South East region and becomes the first female director of a region’s stores at Morrisons. John McAlpine will be Operations Director for the North region and arrives from Tesco. They will both report to Morrisons Group Retail Director Gary Mills alongside current Morrisons Operations Directors Miles Foster and Darren Hunter.

Below them will sit a revitalised team of Regional Managers who are a mixture of home-grown talent and professionals from elsewhere in the supermarket sector.

The number of women at this level rise from one to seven.

David Lepley, previously a Regional and Strategy Director at Asda, will be also be joining the Morrisons stores leadership team.

Clare Grainger, Morrisons Group People Director, said:

“We have appointed the most talented retail team on the market with the aim of the making core supermarkets strong again. We are also pleased that our retail management team is becoming more representative of our largely-female colleague and customer base.”

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