Tech-savvy Jo Harlow joins Sainsbury's as non-exec

Published: 08:57:24 on the 11th Sep 2017

Author: Ben Sillitoe

Sainsbury's continues to bolster its internal technology expertise Former Nokia and Microsoft manager to bring technology prowess to the Sainsbury's board.

Sainsbury's has appointed Jo Harlow to its board as a non-executive director.

Harlow spent 12 years working in the telecoms and technology industry, leading a number of management roles with Nokia and Microsoft. Prior to that, she also spent eight years at P&G and 11 years at Reebok in senior sales and marketing roles in the US and Europe.

She also currently holds non-exec positions at InterContinental Hotels, Ceconomy AG and Halma.

“We are delighted to welcome Jo Harlow as a non-executive director. She brings to the board a wealth of experience in consumer-facing businesses and in the telecoms and technology industry, both in the UK and internationally,” said Sainsbury’s chairman, David Tyler.

As part of her non-exec role she will be a member of the Sainsbury’s Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. Fellow non-exec, Matt Brittin, will join Harlow on the Remuneration Committee after standing down from the Audit Committee, while Jean Tomlin, non-executive director, is joining the Audit Committee and standing down from the Remuneration Committee.

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