Sainsbury’s announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director

Sainsbury’s announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director
Sainsbury’s announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director

 

London, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sainsbury’s today (30 September 2016) announces the appointment of Simon Roberts as Retail & Operations Director. Simon will report to Chief Executive Mike Coupe and be a member of Sainsbury’s Operating Board.

Most recently Simon was Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Boots in the UK & Ireland.  Prior to this Simon was Managing Director of Boots UK, where he was responsible for leading retail and pharmacy activities in over 2,500 stores across the UK & Ireland.

Simon joined Boots as Regional Director in 2003 from Marks & Spencer, where for 14 years he held roles in Marks & Spencer’s stores and operations. Simon will join Sainsbury’s by July 2017.

Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of J Sainsbury Plc, said: “I am delighted to welcome Simon to Sainsbury’s. Simon is a very strong leader who is passionate about customers and colleagues.  He has extensive stores experience, is customer-centric in everything he does and I am confident he will make a fantastic contribution to Sainsbury’s and the Operating Board.”

Simon Roberts said: “I am thrilled to be joining Sainsbury’s, a brand I have admired and respected for many years, and particularly at such an exciting time for the business following its acquisition of Home Retail Group. I am really looking forward to joining Mike and the team and working with the 165,000 colleagues across Sainsbury’s stores and operations to help customers live well for less.”

Press Enquiries please contact:
press_office@sainsburys.co.uk
020 7695 7295.

Source: Sainsbury

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