Ahead Of Asda Takeover, Sainsbury's Appoints New Chairman
Sainsbury's, Britain's second-largest supermarket group, has named Martin Scicluna as its next chairman, giving him the job of steering through its £7.3 billion takeover of rival Asda.
Scicluna, who currently holds the same role at RSA Insurance and property firm Great Portland Estates, will join Sainsbury's board as chairman designate and non-executive director on 1 November.
He will succeed David Tyler as non-executive chairman in March 2019 or soon after. Tyler has held the role since 2009.
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