J Sainsbury plc has announced that Jo Bertram will join the board as a non-executive director and member of the CR&S committee after the annual general meeting (AGM) on July 7, 2022.
The company said in a statement that Jo Bertram is currently managing director, business and wholesale at Virgin Media O2 and prior to that he held senior director and strategy roles at O2.
Commenting on the appointment of Jo Bertram, Martin Scicluna, Chairman of Sainsbury’s, said: “Jo Bertram is a highly talented strategic business leader whose extensive experience in technology driven sectors will bring a fresh perspective to the Board. -technology sectors and I’m confident this will benefit our customers as we explore new ways to use digital solutions to make shopping easy and convenient.”
Between 2013 and 2017, she served as Regional General Manager, Northern Europe at Uber. Bertram previously worked at McKinsey and Accenture and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
The company added that Dame Susan Rice had informed the board that she would be stepping down at Sainsbury’s AGM after nine years of service. The board has named Brian Cassin, who has served on the company’s board since April 2016, to succeed Rice as senior independent director. Effective July 7, 2022, Jo Harlow will become Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Keith Weed will be appointed Chairman of the CR&S Committee.
“Working in fast and agile environments is something I enjoy so I am very happy to be joining Sainsbury’s at such an exciting time,” added Jo Bertram.