Harrison-Church to join Sainsbury’s in brand role

Claire Harrison-Church, category marketing director at Boots, is leaving to join Sainsbury’s as brand communications director. She will take over the role at the start of next month.

Her appointment follows the promotion of Helen Buck to head of grocery at the supermarket chain. It comes as part of a restructure into three business units – non-food, grocery and fresh food- which has also seen Luke Jensen, currently strategy director, is move to the role of managing director of non-food, and Simon Twigger assumes the new job title of business unit head of fresh food.

The changes also see former Tesco executive Andrew Mann move to the supermarket to the role of customer insight and loyalty director, while a wider restructure at head office has also been announced today (January 21), which could see the loss of up to 300 jobs.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman says the supermarket is currently consulting with staff on the changes, which are designed to “streamline our operation, reduce duplication and speed up and simplify the decision making process.”

Earlier this month, Boots appointed former Lastminute.com marketing director Julie Davidson to the Boots No 7 marketing team (MW.co.uk, January 12). Boots refuses to reveal whether she will replace Harrison-Church.

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