Annual report and financial statements 2009
Marc Bolland (aged 49) joined the Group in September 2006 as Chief Executive. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer and executive board member at Heineken NV, based in the Netherlands. He held a number of senior roles at Heineken over the last 20 years, including having responsibility for the brand and marketing strategies. He is also currently a Non- Executive Director of Manpower Inc in the USA.
Group Retail Director
Mark Gunter (aged 50) 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 Store Operations 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.
Group Trading Director
Martyn Jones (aged 50) joined the Group in 1990 as Trading Manager for frozen foods before being promoted to Trading Operations Director in 1993. He was appointed Grocery Director in 1997 and then Senior Trading Director in 2002. He was appointed to the Board as Group Trading Director in March 2007.
Group Finance Director
Richard Pennycook (aged 45) 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 H P Bulmer Holdings PLC, Laura Ashley Plc and J D Wetherspoon plc and Chief Executive