We have strengthened our governing board thanks to the election of two new members – Melanie Steel and Jon Bye.

Melanie Steel is a career interim HR and Transformation Director. She has worked in a number of consumer facing industries including transportation, health, financial services, FMCG and retail. She has also worked in the public sector, including the Cabinet Office, 10 Downing Street, the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Work and Pensions.

Jon Bye has been at Sainsbury’s for over 10 years and he is currently the Zone Managing Director for the South. This is approximately 450 stores, and 50,000+ colleagues. He is responsible for delivering all operational elements of performance across sales, profit, stock, and customer service and is a member of the Retail Leadership team and the Food Board. He has previous experience at Cap Gemini and Accenture and was an NED of an NHS Foundation Trust.

We look forward to working with them closely as we continue our mission to make a positive difference to the retail industry and the customers it serves, today and in the future.