“Mike has spent more than fifteen years working for Sainsbury’s and he has added enormous value to the business, to our colleagues and to our shareholders over that time. The Board and I are very grateful to him for his service and we look forward to continuing to work together until the AGM. I know that Mike will continue to be dedicated and passionate about the business throughout this time.
Simon Roberts, 48, joined Sainsbury’s as Retail and Operations Director in July 2017 and has over 30 years’ experience leading major UK retail brands, having spent 15 years at M&S and 13 years at Boots, where he became President of Boots UK.
Simon was previously EVP Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Boots UK. He led the UK and ROI business across 2,500 stores, broadening the appeal of the customer offer while reshaping the business to invest in multi channel capabilities. Simon started his retail career aged 16 and joined the M&S management training programme two years later.