12 March 2021
J Sainsbury plc - Directorate Changes
Appointment of Adrian Hennah as Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit Committee
J Sainsbury plc today announces that Adrian Hennah will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director. Adrian will join the Audit Committee and Nomination Committee on 1 April 2021 and will take over as Chair of the Audit Committee following the AGM.
Adrian will replace David Keens, who is not seeking re-election to the Board at the July 2021 AGM after six years of service.
Commenting on the appointment, Martin Scicluna, Chairman of Sainsbury's, said:
"I am delighted to welcome Adrian as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. As a highly accomplished CFO of three FTSE100 companies spanning 18 years, he has significant and varied expertise. Additionally, Adrian was a Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chair of another FTSE100 company for nine years and I am confident he will bring fresh thinking to our Board as we deliver against our plan.
"I would like to thank David Keens for his six years of service. He has been a thoughtful and influential voice on the Board and we are grateful for his significant contribution."
Adrian Hennah said:
"I am very pleased to be joining Sainsbury's and look forward to bringing my experience to the Board. I am familiar with the business through previous roles and have always been impressed by the company's values and commitment to do the right thing for its customers. It is an exciting time to be involved in food retail and I am looking forward to getting started."
Adrian spent 18 years in Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles at three FTSE 100 companies. He was CFO at RB for seven years and held the same position at Smith & Nephew and Invensys. Prior to this he spent 18 years at GSK working in both finance and operations. Adrian began his career at PWC.
Adrian was previously Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at RELX. He stepped down from the Board last year having completed nine years of service. No further information is required to be disclosed under 9.6.13R of the UK Listing Rules.
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