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Sainsbury's Appoints Jo Harlow As Non-Exec Director

Published on Sep 12 2017 10:00 AM in Retail tagged: Sainsburys / UK Retail / Jo Harlow

Sainsbury's Appoints Jo Harlow As Non-Exec Director

UK retailer Sainsbury's has announced that Jo Harlow is joining its board as a non-executive director, effective immediately.

Harlow has worked in a number of senior roles in the consumer goods industry, having spent eight years at Procter & Gamble, and eleven years at Reebok, in addition to 12 years in the technology sector with positions in Nokia and Microsoft.

Currently, she serves as a non-executive director of InterContinental Hotels, German consumer electronics company Ceconomy, and technology group Halma.

“We are delighted to welcome Jo Harlow as a non-executive director," said Sainsbury's chairman David Tyler. "She brings to the board a wealth of experience in consumer-facing businesses and in the telecoms and technology industry, both in the UK and internationally. We are confident that she will make a valuable contribution to Sainsbury’s.”

Senior Reorganisation

Sainsbury's has said that Harlow will become a member of its remuneration committee and nomination committee, while non-executive director Matt Brittin will leave the audit committee to join the remuneration committee, trading places with Jean Tomlin.

Yesterday it was reported that Sainsbury's could be searching for a new chairman to succeed David Tyler, who is thought to be stepping down next year, however, the retailer has not yet made any announcements on this matter.

© 2017 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Sarah Harford. Click subscribe to sign up to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine.

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