Morrisons to get its first non-execs

Link: Morrisons closer to non-exec appointments

The company will make the appointments on the 21 May following its AGM the previous day. Morrisons had promised that it would move to appoint non-executives as soon as was practicable following its merger with Safeway.

Two high profile executives have taken on the roles. Chief executive of clothing retailer Next, David Jones takes one position while Duncan Davidson, founder and chairman of housebuilders Persimmon, fills the other.

Jones has also spent five years as chief executive of catalogue business Grattan and is currently a non-executive director of Aggregate Industries and Leicester City Football Club. Davidson who founded Persimmon in 1972, previously working for George Wimpey.

‘I am extremely pleased to welcome David Jones and Duncan Davidson to the Morrisons board,’ said chariman Sir Kenneth Morrison. ‘Both have a wealth of experience and talent and a complete understanding of the culture that is so strong at Morrisons. I am confident their knowledge will benefit our business.’

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