Morrisons strengthens senior team with double promotion

Morrisons strengthens senior team with double promotion
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Morrisons, the Bradford-headquartered supermarket chain, has made several strategic appointments as it strengthens its senior team.

Trevor Strain has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, whilst Michael Gleeson has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Mr Strain currently serves as Group Chief Finance and Commercial Officer and has been an executive director of Morrisons and Chief Financial Officer Since 2013.

In his new role, he will continue to report to Chief Executive David Potts, with responsibilities including commercial, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, operations development, online and wholesale.

Mr Gleeson joined Morrisons back in 2014 following a fifteen-year tenure at Tesco working in various senior finance roles.

He is currently serving as Trading Director responsible for ambient grocery, frozen, dairy, fuel and services, a role he has held since 2017.

Until his appointment takes effect on the 3 February, he will continue in his capacity as Group Finance Director reporting to Mr Strain.

“These two appointments are a result of strong management development plans at Morrisons and I am delighted that we are promoting two highly capable colleagues from within the team. I look forward to continuing to work closely with both of them,” said Mr Potts.

“Trevor is a proven and outstanding business leader who has played a pivotal role in the ongoing Morrisons turnaround.

“Michael has extensive financial, commercial and retail experience, together with a first-class track record, and his appointment will further strengthen the executive team.

“Together, and as part of the wider Morrisons team, we will continue to build a broader, stronger Morrisons.”