Sainsbury’s is making changes to positions on its plc and Operating boards.
John Rogers, currently Chief Financial Officer, will expand his role to include Business Development while Helen Buck, who previously had responsibility for this area, will be stepping down from the Operating board on 31 July to join wholesaler Palmer and Harvey as Chief Operating Officer.
In his expanded role, Rogers 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, added “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.”