Sainsbury’s has announced the appointment of a new non-executive director, Jean Tomlin, who will join the Board from January 1st 2013.
Ms Tomlin is the HR Director for the London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and was previously Group HR Director at Marks & Spencer, HR Director of Egg and Sales and Operations Director of Prudential Direct.
She will replace Anna Ford, whose retirement was announced in July 2012, as a non-executive director.
In a statement on the appointment, David Tyler, Sainsbury’s chairman, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome Jean to our Board.
“Her unique experience and breadth of skills will be a great addition to the Board and we particularly look forward to her leadership of the Corporate Responsibility Committee which contributes significantly to the success of Sainsbury’s.”
As well as her experience in HR, Ms Tomlin has also held a number of non-executive roles during her career.
She has served on the Board of the Greenwich Healthcare Trust and the Student Loans Company, and has been a Commissioner for Judicial Appointments and a member of both the Qualifications and Curriculum Advisory Board and the Race Relations Advisory Group.
As HR Director of LOCOG she oversaw the creation and execution of the Games Maker volunteering programme.
Ms Tomlin said; “Sainsbury’s has an outstanding reputation and – with 22 million customers and 150,000 colleagues – touches so many areas of day-to-day life. “I very much look forward to playing my part in the company’s future progress.”