Morrisons hires chair and Sky CCO as non-exec directors

Morrisons Susanne Given Lyssa McGowan Andrew Higginson
Morrisons appoints two new non-executive directors
// Morrisons hires two new non-executive directors
// Susanne Given and Lyssa McGowan have both held senior roles in major companies

Morrisons has appointed two new non-executive directors with immediate effect.

Susanne Given and Lyssa McGowan have both held senior roles in major companies, and the appointments come just a month after Morrisons welcomed Jeremy Townsend, chief financial officer of British businesses group Rentokil, as a non-executive director.

Given is the currently chair of, and is the former chief operating officer of Superdry and John Lewis Partnership fashion and beauty group director.


Lyssa is currently chief consumer officer at Sky UK where she is responsible for the TV, broadband and mobile categories.

“I am delighted to welcome Susanne and Lyssa as non-executive directors, and I am confident that they will both make an important contribution to Morrisons continued growth and development,” Morrisons chairman Andrew Higginson said.

“Susanne has deep retail experience, across a variety of channels, and particularly in the clothing and homeware categories.

“Lyssa will provide us with further insight into digital transformation and brand building within large consumer facing businesses.”

Separately, Morrisons announced last week it would extend the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme throughout the week across all of its in-store cafes.

This means customers can enjoy meal prices will be slashed by 50 per cent from Monday to Sunday.

The government-funded scheme operates from Monday to Wednesday but Morrisons said it would fund the 50 per cent discount through the rest of the week.

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  1. Morrisons wants to improve its image.
    In Bradford many folk complain on facebook and to the council of the stench from the wagons taking their waste to the Animal waste rendering plant at Thornton, is there any chance that you could pass on a request for them to send the waste for processing earlier rather than allowing it to rot in the trailers before collection ?


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