Adrian Hennah

Non-Executive Director at Sainsbury's

Adrian joined the Board on 1 April 2021 and is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees. Adrian has significant financial and strategic expertise, leading the performance and strategy of many large companies. He started his career working in audit and consultancy with PwC and Stadtsparkasse Koeln, the German regional bank. Adrian spent 18 years in CFO roles at three FTSE 100 companies. He was CFO at Reckitt Benckiser (RB) for seven years and held the same position at Smith & Nephew and Invensys. Prior to this, he spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline working in both finance and operations. He was also previously Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee at RELX. Adrian currently serves as an external member (NED) of the Finance Committee (Board) of Oxford University Press.

Adrian has extensive financial and leadership experience to Sainsbury’s gained from CFO positions held in some of the UK’s largest companies, notably at RB, which produces leading hygiene, health and nutritional brands. His considerable financial expertise will be valuable as successor to the Chair of the Audit Committee.


  • Non-Executive Director

    April, 2021 - present