Morrisons names Dalton Philips as new chief exec

Morrisons has appointed former Walmart executive Dalton Philips as its new chief executive, replacing Mark Bolland.


Philips will take up the position in March. Bolland left Morrisons in December and is due to start as chief executive of Marks and Spencers next month.

Philips will join Morrisons from Canadian food distributor Loblaw Companies Limited,, where he has been chief operating officer since January 2007.

He is a former chief executive of Irish department store group, Brown Thomas, and a former chief operating officer for Walmart Germany.

Sir Ian Gibson, Morrisons chairman, says: “I am delighted that Dalton will be joining Morrisons as Chief Executive. He has a tremendous retail pedigree and a wealth of experience from senior retail positions around the world. I look forward to welcoming him to the great team at Morrisons.”

Philips adds: “I am really pleased to be joining Morrisons. It’s an incredibly exciting business with a terrific history and I’m really looking forward to meeting the team and to the challenge ahead.”


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