Sainsbury’s hires two new board members

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Sainsbury's hires two new board members
The news comes as Matt Brittin and Jean Tomlin plan to step down from Sainsbury's board
// Sainsbury’s appoints two new non-executive directors effective from July 1
// Keith Weed will join the audit, corporate responsibility & sustainability, and nomination committees
// Tanuj Kapilashrami joins the nomination and remuneration committees

Sainsbury’s had announced the appointment of Keith Weed and Tanuj Kapilashrami as new non-executive directors to its board.

The two will join the grocery giant’s board of directors on July 1.

Weed will be member of Sainsbury’s audit, the corporate responsibility and sustainability, and the nomination committees.


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Meanwhile Kapilashrami will join the nomination and remuneration committees.

Their appointments come as Matt Brittin and Jean Tomlin plan to step down from the board at Sainsbury’s AGM on on July 2.

Weed was selected on the back of a 36-year career at Unilever, most recently as chief marketing and communications officer which included leading the company’s sustainability programme globally.

Weed also led different parts of Unilever’s businesses including working as a key supplier to Sainsbury’s when he ran Unilever’s home and personal care business in the UK in the early 2000s.

On the other hand, Kapilashrami is an experienced HR professional who has worked in key roles for Standard Chartered Bank and HSBC.

“I am delighted to welcome Keith and Tanuj as non-executive directors,” Sainsbury’s chairman Martin Scicluna said.

“I am confident that they will both make a valuable contribution to Sainsbury’s. Keith is an exceptionally capable marketing and digital leader who has championed new ways of integrating sustainability into business and building brands with purpose.

“He will play an important role as we focus on helping our customers to live well for less.

“Tanuj is a thoughtful and energetic HR leader who has significant international insights.

“She will be an excellent addition to the Board as we continue to adapt our business and support our colleagues in a rapidly changing marketplace.

“I would also like to thank Matt and Jean for their excellent contributions to the business.

“Matt has been on the board for nine years and Jean for more than seven.

“I am very grateful to them both and wish them all the best for the future.”

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