Sainsbury’s has appointed current executive vice-president of Walgreens Boots Alliance and president of Boots in the UK and Ireland, Simon Roberts, as retail and operations director.
Roberts will join the supermarket before July 2017 and will report into chief executive Mike Coupe.
Before joining Boots in 2003, Roberts worked at Marks & Spencer for 14 years in a variety of store and operations roles.
Coupe said: “Simon is a very strong leader who is passionate about customers and colleagues. He has extensive stores experience, is customer-centric in everything he does, and I am confident he will make a fantastic contribution to Sainsbury’s and the operating board.”