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New Commercial Director & Retail Director for Morrisons

Having appointed Trevor Strain as Chief Operating Officer and Michael Gleeson as Chief Financial Officer, supermarket chain Morrisons has today announced further changes to its Executive Committee.

Andy Atkinson (pictured) is appointed Group Commercial Director, reporting to Trevor. Atkinson joined Morrisons over eight years ago, initially in a commercial role, and has been Group Customer and Marketing Director for almost five years.

Prior to Morrisons, Atkinson had over a decade of commercial and marketing experience both in retail and FMCG and will be responsible for the company’s trading and manufacturing business.

David Lepley is promoted to Group Retail Director, reporting to David Potts. David joined Morrisons from Asda almost four years ago and has held senior retail operations and supply chain roles. After nearly five successful years helping drive the turnaround, Gary Mills, current Group Retail Director, is leaving Morrisons to pursue other interests.

David Potts, Chief Executive, said, “Our Executive Committee listen to and lead our team of foodmakers and shopkeepers as they continue to improve the shopping trip for customers. Today’s changes, together with Trevor and Michael’s appointments, are part of our plans to continue the momentum of the turnaround and bring new generations of talent through the Morrisons ranks.

“I would like to thank Gary for his important contribution to the Morrisons turnaround over the last five years, especially the improvement in store standards and execution, and wish David and Andy every success in their new roles.'