// Morrisons promotes two executives “to continue to build a broader, stronger Morrisons”
// CEO David Potts has praised Morrison’s “strong management development plans”
Morrisons has promoted two of its executives as chief executive David Potts hails the grocer’s “strong management development plans”.
The Big 4 retailer has promoted chief financial officer Trevor Strain to chief operating officer, while trading director Michael Gleeson will step up as chief financial officer.
Strain has been an executive director at Morrisons and its chief financial officer since 2013. In his new role he will be responsible for commercial, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, operations development, online and wholesale.
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Meanwhile, Gleeson, who is due to begin his new role on February 3, joined Morrisons in 2014 and is currently responsible for ambient grocery, frozen, fuel, dairy and services as trading director.
Gleeson joined the grocer from Tesco where he worked for 15 years in various finance roles.
Strain and Gleeson will both report directly to Potts.
“These two appointments are a result of strong management development plans at Morrisons and I am delighted that we are promoting two highly capable colleagues from within the team,” Potts said.
“Trevor is a proven and outstanding business leader who has played a pivotal role in the ongoing Morrisons turnaround.
“Michael has extensive financial, commercial and retail experience, together with a first-class track record, and his appointment will further strengthen the executive team.
“Together, and as part of the wider Morrisons team, we will continue to build a broader, stronger Morrisons.”