Morrisons appoints new COO and CFO

Date : 04 December 2019

The grocer is reshaping its senior team, promoting Michael Gleeson to CFO as Trevor Strain steps up to the position of COO.

Promoting from within a strong leadership team

Trevor Strain joined Morrisons in 2009 and was promoted to the board as chief finance officer in 2013. Last autumn he assumed the additional responsibilities of group commercial director. He now takes on a new role as COO, with a remit including commercial, manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, operations development, online and wholesale. 

Michael Gleeson, trading director for ambient grocery, frozen, dairy, fuel and services, will replace Strain as CFO. Gleeson joined Morrisons in 2014, prior to which he worked at Tesco in a variety of senior roles.

CEO David Potts commented “The two appointments are a result of strong management development plans at Morrisons and I am delighted we are promoting two highly capable colleagues from within the team.”

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