J Sainsbury plc announced that Jo Harlow will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Jo will be a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee.
A US national, Jo has a strong background in consumer-facing businesses having spent eight years at P&G and 11 years at Reebok in senior sales and marketing positions in both Europe and the US. In addition, she has spent 12 years in the telecoms and technology industry in a variety of senior management roles with Nokia and Microsoft. Jo currently serves as Non-Executive Director of InterContinental Hotels plc, Ceconomy AG, the German consumer electronics company, and technology company, Halma plc.
Commenting on the appointment David Tyler, Chairman of Sainsbury’s, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Jo Harlow as a Non-Executive Director. She brings to the Board a wealth of experience in consumer-facing businesses and in the telecoms and technology industry, both in the UK and internationally. We are confident that she will make a valuable contribution to Sainsbury’s.”
J Sainsbury plc also announces today that Matt Brittin, Non-Executive Director, is becoming a member of the Remuneration Committee and standing down from the Audit Committee with immediate effect. At the same time, Jean Tomlin, Non-Executive Director, is joining the Audit Committee and standing down from the Remuneration Committee.