Board of Directors

Director

Sir Ian Gibson Chairman

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Dalton Philips Chief Executive

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Richard Pennycook Group Finance Director

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Mark Gunter Group Retail Director

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Philip Cox Chair of Audit Committee

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Brian Flanagan  

Director

Penny Hughes Chair of the Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee With effect from 10 March 2011

Director

Nigel Robertson Senior Independent Director

Director

Johanna Waterous
Chair of the Remuneration Committee With effect from 10 March 2011

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Management Board

Dalton Philips Chief Executive Officer

Richard Pennycook Group Finance Director

Mark Gunter Group Retail Director

Neal Austin Logistics Director

Norman Pickavance Group HR Director

Terry Hartwell Group Property Director

Richard Hodgson Group Commercial Director

Martyn Jones Group Corporate Services Director

Martyn Fletcher Group Manufacturing Director

Mark Harrison Group Retail Director (designate)

Director

Sir Ian Gibson (Age 64)

Chairman, Chair of the Nomination Committee

Sir Ian Gibson joined the Group as Non-Executive Deputy Chairman in September 2007. He was appointed Chairman in March 2008. Sir Ian is Chair of the Board's Nomination Committee and a member of its Remuneration Committee and Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Trinity Mirror plc and a non-executive member of the Public Interest Board of the UK firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Previous Board appointments include Chairman of BPB PLC, Deputy Chairman of Asda Group PLC, and a Director of Chelys Limited, GKN PLC, Greggs Plc and Northern Rock Plc. He is also a former member of the Court of the Bank of England. Sir Ian enjoyed a distinguished 30-year career in the motor industry, most recently as President of Nissan Europe.

Director

Dalton Philips (Age 43)

Chief Executive

Dalton Philips joined the Group as Chief Executive on 29 March 2010. He is a member of the Board's Nomination Committee and Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee. Prior to joining Morrisons, Dalton was Chief Operating Officer of Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise, pharmacy and financial products and services. Prior to that position, he was Chief Executive of Irish department store group, Brown Thomas. Between 1998 and 2005 he worked for Wal-Mart's international division holding a range of commercial positions, rising to Chief Operating Officer in Germany. Dalton started his career as a store manager in New Zealand with Jardine Matheson and was later regional director of the Company's Spanish supermarket division.

Director

Richard Pennycook (Age 47)

Group Finance Director

Richard Pennycook joined the Board as Group Finance Director in October 2005. Prior to that, he was the Group Finance Director of RAC Plc, the quoted specialist motoring and vehicle management company. Previous senior roles include Group Finance Director of HP Bulmer Holdings PLC, Laura Ashley Plc and JD Wetherspoon plc and Chief Executive of Welcome Break Holdings plc. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Persimmon Plc.

Director

Mark Gunter (Age 52)

Group Retail Director

Mark Gunter joined the Group in 1986 as a Store General Manager. In 1993, he was appointed Regional Director and subsequently Stores Director in 1999. He was appointed to the Board of the Group in 2000 as Group Retail Director with additional responsibility for retail operations, retail fuel, retail projects and Company-wide security. Prior to joining Morrisons, he gained wide experience in UK food retailing, which included working at Iceland, Fine Fare, Tesco, Argyll Foods and Asda. On 31 January 2011, the Company announced that Mark will step down from the Board at the 2011 AGM and leave the Group in June 2012.

Director

Philip Cox (Age 59)

Chair of Audit Committee

Philip Cox joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in April 2009. He is a member of the Audit Committee and became its Chair in September 2009 and is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. He is also Chief Executive Officer of International Power plc, a position that he has held since 2003, when he was promoted from his previous role of Chief Financial Officer (2000-2003). He is a member of the President's Committee of the CBI. He was a Non-Executive Director at Wincanton Plc from 2001 to 2009, having chaired their Audit Committee from 2001 to 2008 and was Chair of their Remuneration Committee from 2008. His previous board position was as Chief Financial Officer at Siebe Plc.

Director

Brian Flanagan (Age 58)

Brian Flanagan was appointed to the Board as a Non-Executive Director in July 2005. He is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. He is also a Non-Executive Director of The Financial Services Authority and is an adviser to Jet Environmental Systems. Previously, he worked for the Mars Corporation for 26 years and possesses broad international business experience. He has held senior management positions in finance, information systems, manufacturing, purchasing and was, most recently, the global Vice President of Business Transformation for Mars Inc. Brian has informed the Board that he will step down from the Board at the 2011 AGM and will not seek re-election.

Director

Penny Hughes (Age 51)

Chair of the Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee

Penny Hughes joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in January 2010. Penny is a member of the Audit, Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Penny is currently a Non-Executive Director of Cable & Wireless Worldwide Plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Home Retail Group plc, the president of the Advertising Association and a trustee of the British Museum. Penny's previous experience includes 10 years with Coca-Cola ultimately as president of Coca-Cola GB & Ireland and various non-executive roles including Body Shop International plc, GAP Inc, Reuters plc, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Trinity Mirror plc and Vodafone plc. With effect from 10 March 2011 Penny has been appointed as Chair of the Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee.

Director

Nigel Robertson (Age 51)

Senior Independent Director

Nigel Robertson joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in July 2005. With effect from 10 March 2011 Nigel will be appointed as Senior Independent Director. He is a member of the Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committees, and was Chair of the Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee from September 2009 to 9 March 2011. Working in the private equity sector, he is the Group Chief Executive of Health and Surgical Holdings Ltd. Until the business was sold in 2007 he was the Chief Executive Officer of Chelsea Stores Holdings Ltd and he was previously the Managing Director of Ocado, the online grocery shopping business set up in partnership with Waitrose. Prior to this he held senior positions in Marks and Spencer Group PLC both in the UK and USA.

Director

Johanna Waterous (Age 53)

Chair of the Remuneration Committee

Johanna Waterous joined the Group as a Non-Executive Director in February 2010. Johanna is a member of the Audit, Nomination, Remuneration and Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committees. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of RSA Group Plc and Chairman of Sandpiper CI, as well as being an Operating Partner of Global Leisure Partners and Duke Street LLP. Her previous experience includes 22 years with McKinsey & Co, London, ultimately as Co-Leader of the firm's Global Marketing and Sales Practice. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Kew Foundation and of Kew Enterprises Limited. Between 1998 and 2006, she was Chairman of Tate Enterprises. Johanna has been appointed as Chair of the Remuneration Committee with effect from 10 March 2011.

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Committee membership

Membership to committees at the date of signing the financial statements

  • Nomination Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Corporate Compliance and Responsibility Committee
  • Audit Committee
  • With effect from 10 March 2011
 

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