Morrisons has announced the appointment of Clare Grainger as Group HR Director.
Grainger has nearly 25 years of experience in HR and management, mostly in the retail sector with Morrisons and before that Asda. Most recently she has been Morrisons’ interim Group Retail Director and has been leading the stores’ business through a number of measures to improve the customer shopping trip, such as the recruitment of 5,000 new staff.
She will take up her new role in early September.
Morrisons has now made three new appointments to its Executive Committee. Darren Blackhurst joined Morrisons last month as Commercial Director from B&Q. He will head the company’s Trading and Manufacturing functions.
In addition, Gary Mills joined Morrisons last week as Group Retail Director, having previously worked for Stewarts Supermarkets and Tesco.
David Potts, Morrisons CEO, said: “Clare is a hard-working and talented director who passionately represents our people at every level. She has done a great job of leading our stores and now her focus will move to ensuring we grow, develop and attract the best talent to support our turnaround.”