Sainsbury’s appoints Roberts retail director
UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has named Simon Roberts retail and operations director, effective April, reporting to chief executive Mike Coupe.
He replaces Roger Burnley, who left last year to join rival Asda.
He joins from pharmacy group Walgreens Boots Alliance’s UK operations, where he was executive vice-president.
Previously, Roberts spent 14 years at Marks & Spencer in various roles before joining Boots as a regional director in 2003.