Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Chief Executive Officer

Simon was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 1 June 2020, having joined Sainsbury’s and the Operating Board in July 2017 as Retail & Operations Director, with responsibility for Stores, Central Operations and Logistics.

Simon brings a wide range of experience and leadership skills to the Board from previous executive and non-executive roles. He has over 30 years’ experience leading major UK retail brands, having spent 15 years at Marks and Spencer and 13 years at Boots. Prior to joining Sainsbury’s, Simon was Executive Vice President of Walgreens Boots Alliance and President of Boots UK and Ireland.

Simon is leading Sainsbury’s plan to put food back at the heart of the business. Under Simon’s stewardship, Sainsbury’s has also launched Plan for Better, which is integrated into our strategy and includes a bold commitment to become Net Zero across our own operations by 2035. Simon is a dedicated, determined and enthusiastic champion for our customers and colleagues and for inclusion and diversity across our company. He is also a member of the CR&S Committee.