UK Politics

Morrison’s appoints another Tesco man to board


Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC (LON:MRW) has divvied up the senior roles in its boardroom in succession planning for the top role, with a new chief operating officer and chief financial officer appointed.

Trevor Strain, currently group chief finance and commercial officer, will become COO on the first day of the 2020/21 financial year, 3 February.

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Taking over as CFO will be trading director Michael Gleeson, who two years ago was promoted from group financial controller and supermarkets finance director.

Chief executive David Potts, who joined from Tesco in 2015, said the changes were “a result of strong management development plans” and added “I look forward to continuing to work closely with both of them”.

Strain, who also joined from Tesco, will take on a broader remit of operational responsibilities, including commercial, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, operations development, online and wholesale.

Gleeson, who followed the well-worn path from Tescos Welwyn Garden City headquarters to Morrisons Bradford in 2014, will report to Strain as group finance director until the financial year end, when in his new role heRead More – Source