J Sainsbury plc welcomes Jo Harlow to its Board as a Non-Executive Director

J Sainsbury plc welcomes Jo Harlow to its Board as a Non-Executive Director

LONDON, 2017-Sep-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today announces that Jo Harlow will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.  Jo will be a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.

A US national, Jo has a strong background in consumer-facing businesses having spent eight years at P&G and 11 years at Reebok in senior sales and marketing positions in both Europe and the US.  In addition, she has spent 12 years in the telecoms and technology industry in a variety of senior management roles with Nokia and Microsoft.  Jo currently serves as Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels plc, Ceconomy AG, the German consumer electronics company, and technology company, Halma plc.

Commenting on the appointment David Tyler, Chairman of Sainsbury’s, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Jo Harlow as a Non-Executive Director. She brings to the Board a wealth of experience in consumer-facing businesses and in the telecoms and technology industry, both in the UK and internationally.  We are confident that she will make a valuable contribution to Sainsbury’s.”

J Sainsbury plc also announces today that Matt Brittin, Non-Executive Director, is becoming a member of the Remuneration Committee and standing down from the Audit Committee with immediate effect.  At the same time, Jean Tomlin, Non-Executive Director, is joining the Audit Committee and standing down from the Remuneration Committee.

No further information is required to be disclosed under 9.6.13R of the UK Listing Rules.

SOURCE:  J Sainsbury plc

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J Sainsbury plc announces the appointment of Phil Jordan as Group Chief Information Officer

J Sainsbury plc announces the appointment of Phil Jordan as Group Chief Information Officer

 

London, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (05 May 2017) announces the appointment of Phil Jordan as Group Chief Information Officer (Group CIO). He will join the business in January 2018 and will be a member of Sainsbury’s Operating Board, reporting to Group Chief Executive, Mike Coupe.

Phil Jordan joins from Telefonica where he was Global CIO and previously European CIO. Prior to that, Phil spent a number of years in senior roles at Vodafone, including as CIO UK & Ireland.

Mike Coupe said: “I am pleased to announce that Phil Jordan will be joining us in the role of Group CIO of Sainsbury’s Group. His appointment recognises the strategic importance of digital and information technology as an enabler for our future success and sets us up to deliver excellence in this area across the business.”

Phil Jordan added: “I’m delighted to be joining Sainsbury’s as Group CIO. The role of the Digital & Technology function in the retail sector has never been greater as the pace of change accelerates. Technology and digital services extend to every part of Sainsbury’s and, following its recent expansion, this is a very exciting time to join the Group.”

Phil will be supported in this new role by the D&T business leaders, Richard Newsome (Sainsbury’s), George Goley (Sainsbury’s Argos) and Alan Hyndman (Sainsbury’s Bank).

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Source: Sainsbury’s

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J Sainsbury plc welcomes new CFO Kevin O’Byrne

J Sainsbury plc welcomes new CFO Kevin O’Byrne
J Sainsbury plc welcomes new CFO Kevin O’Byrne

 

London, 2016-Nov-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (07 November 2016) announces the appointment of Kevin O’Byrne as Chief Financial Officer. This follows the move of John Rogers from being CFO of J Sainsbury plc to CEO of Sainsbury’s Argos, following Sainsbury’s successful acquisition of Home Retail Group plc on 2 September 2016. Kevin will join the business on 9 January 2017 and will be a member of the J Sainsbury plc Board and the business’s Operating Board.

Kevin O’Byrne is currently CEO of Poundland Group.  Kevin previously held executive roles at Kingfisher plc from 2008 to 2015, including CEO of B&Q UK & Ireland and Group Finance Director. Prior to this, Kevin was Group Finance Director of Dixons Retail plc. Kevin is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Land Securities Group PLC.

Mike Coupe, Group Chief Executive of J Sainsbury plc, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin as Chief Financial Officer of Sainsbury’s. We are two years into the delivery of our strategy and this is an important time as we integrate the Argos and Habitat businesses into the group. Kevin brings a wealth of retail and finance experience and a track record in growing businesses. I very much look forward to welcoming him to the team.”

Kevin O’Byrne said: “Sainsbury’s is a strong business with a clear strategy and I am really excited about joining at this important point in Sainsbury’s journey. I look forward to working with Mike and the team from the New Year.”

Ed Barker will continue as Interim Chief Financial Officer until Kevin joins the business and will continue to have a leading role in the business.

No further information is required to be disclosed under LR9.6.13 of the UK Listing Rules.

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Source: Sainsbury

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J Sainsbury plc successfully completed acquisition of Argos and Habitat owner, Home Retail Group plc

London, 2016-Sep-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today (02 September 2016) announces that is has successfully completed its acquisition of Home Retail Group plc – the owner of Argos and Habitat.

Mike Coupe, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s, said: “We are delighted our acquisition of Home Retail Group is now complete. The combination of Sainsbury’s and Home Retail Group creates one of the UK’s largest food and non–food retailers, offering customers over 90,000 products in over 2,000 stores and across market leading digital channels, employing 195,000 colleagues across the UK and Ireland. We look forward to welcoming our new colleagues and customers from Monday and our focus, as always, is on delivering excellent customer service.”

John Rogers, Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s Argos, added: “The way people shop is changing – customers expect choice, convenience, flexibility, fast delivery and to shop whenever and wherever they want. I am excited about leading the newly formed Sainsburys Argos management team. Our customers will benefit from great quality products and services and fast delivery networks, so whether customers want home delivery, Click & Collect or to visit our stores, we will make it easy and convenient for them.”

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J Sainsbury plc: Chief Financial Officer John Rogers will expand his role to include Business Development

LONDON, 2015-7-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc is today announcing changes to positions on the plc Board and Operating Board.

John Rogers, Chief Financial Officer, will expand his role to include Business Development.  Helen Buck, who previously had responsibility for this area, will be stepping down from the Operating Board on 31 July.

In his expanded role, John will have responsibility for group strategy, Sainsbury’s online, Mobile by Sainsbury’s, Sainsbury’s Energy, Netto and new business in addition to his existing responsibilities of finance, property, procurement, operational efficiency and Sainsbury’s Bank.

Commenting on the changes, David Tyler, Chairman, said: “I am delighted to see John assume a wider role in the business. His contribution since joining the plc Board in 2010 has been invaluable, and it is a natural progression to see John take on expanded operational responsibilities. Mike and John have formed a great partnership and, alongside our wider management team, we think we have the right people in place to drive the business forward over the coming years.”

Mike Coupe, Chief Executive, said: “John is a key member of the executive team and will play a major operational and strategic role in driving forward our business in his expanded role. In particular Sainsbury’s online is a key component of growth in both our food and non-food businesses and I look forward to John’s contribution in this area. I would like to thank Helen for all her hard work since she joined the Operating Board back in 2010 and wish her every success in her new role.”

The changes will come into effect on 31st July 2015.

Notes to Editors:

1. John Rogers was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 19 July 2010. John is also a member of the Board of Sainsbury’s Bank plc. John joined Sainsbury’s in November 2005 as Director of Corporate Finance and then became Director of Group Finance from March 2007 to July 2008. In July 2008, he was appointed to the Operating Board as Property Director. John is co-chair of the Chief Financial Officer Leadership Network, established by the Accounting for Sustainability (A4S) Project founded by HRH The Prince of Wales and is a Non-Executive Director of Travis Perkins plc. John will join the boards of Mobile by Sainsbury’s and i2c as part of his new role. To reflect his increased portfolio, John’s base salary will be increased to £675,000. All other elements of his remuneration package will remain unchanged.

2. Helen Buck leaves Sainsbury’s on 31st July to join Palmer and Harvey as Chief Operating Officer. John Rogers will assume all of Helen’s responsibilities and there will be no additional changes to the Operating Board as a result of this move.

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J Sainsbury plc: Chief Financial Officer John Rogers will expand his role to include Business Development

J Sainsbury plc: Chief Financial Officer John Rogers will expand his role to include Business Development

J Sainsbury plc announces that David Keens will join the Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015

LONDON, 2015-5-1 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today announces that David Keens will join the Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015. This follows the previously announced retirement of Gary Hughes who will step down at the company’s AGM on 8 July 2015.

David was the Group Finance Director of Next plc from 1991 to March 2015 and played a significant part in the success of Next in that period.  He will join the Audit Committee on 29 April and become its Chairman on 8 July 2015.

Commenting on the appointment David Tyler, Sainsbury’s Chairman, said: “First, I would like to thank Gary very much for everything he has done for Sainsbury’s over the last ten years.  He has been a highly effective Chairman of the Audit Committee and has made a very valuable contribution to the Board.

We are delighted to welcome David Keens as a non-executive director. His deep retail experience and his knowledge of fast-moving consumer business are particularly relevant at a time when we are growing our own successful non-food ranges. This, together with his considerable skills in finance, makes him an ideal addition to our Board.”

Notes to editors

The Board of J Sainsbury plc is chaired by David Tyler. Executive directors are Mike Coupe, chief executive and John Rogers, chief financial officer. Non-executive directors are Matt Brittin, Mary Harris, Gary Hughes, John McAdam, Jean Tomlin and Susan Rice.

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J Sainsbury plc announces that David Keens will join the Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015

J Sainsbury plc announces that David Keens will join the Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015

J Sainsbury plc welcomes David Keens on its Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015

LONDON, 2015-4-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — J Sainsbury plc today announces that David Keens will join the Board as a non-executive director from 29 April 2015. This follows the previously announced retirement of Gary Hughes who will step down at the company’s AGM on 8 July 2015.

David was the Group Finance Director of Next plc from 1991 to March 2015 and played a significant part in the success of Next in that period.  He will join the Audit Committee on 29 April and become its Chairman on 8 July 2015.

Commenting on the appointment David Tyler, Sainsbury’s Chairman, said: “First, I would like to thank Gary very much for everything he has done for Sainsbury’s over the last ten years.  He has been a highly effective Chairman of the Audit Committee and has made a very valuable contribution to the Board.

We are delighted to welcome David Keens as a non-executive director. His deep retail experience and his knowledge of fast-moving consumer business are particularly relevant at a time when we are growing our own successful non-food ranges. This, together with his considerable skills in finance, makes him an ideal addition to our Board.”

Notes to editors

The Board of J Sainsbury plc is chaired by David Tyler. Executive directors are Mike Coupe, chief executive and John Rogers, chief financial officer. Non-executive directors are Matt Brittin, Mary Harris, Gary Hughes, John McAdam, Jean Tomlin and Susan Rice.

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