Simon Roberts

CEO at Sainsbury's

Simon was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 1 June 2020, having joined Sainsbury’s and the Operating Board in July 2017 as Retail & Operations Director responsible for Stores, Central Operations and Logistics. He is a member of the CR&S Committee. Simon brought a wide range of experience and leadership skills to the Board from previous executive and non-executive roles. He has over 30 years’ experience leading major UK retail brands, having spent 15 years at M&S and 13 years at Boots. Prior to joining Sainsbury’s, Simon was Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Boots UK and Ireland. During his tenure, Simon led Boots UK to achieve growth in sales and transactions, increased retail gross margin and doubled sales online. Before Boots, Simon was at Marks and Spencer Group Plc, where he started his career in stores. Simon is currently the Non-Executive Chairman at the Institute of Customer Service.


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  • CEO

    July, 2017 - present

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