Morrisons appoints Joanna Goff as new CFO

Morrisons has appointed Joanna Goff as its new chief financial officer, following Michael Gleeson’s decision to step down from the role last month.

Gleeson revealed it was “a good time” for him to “take on a fresh challenge,” after the Big 4 grocer was taken over by a private equity investor, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R).

Goff has been with the Morrisons for over a decade and currently serves as Morrisons operations development director. Her responsibilities include productivity, procurement, group loss prevention and fuel.

Previously, she worked as group finance director where she was responsible for Morrisons finance and procurement teams and chair of the treasury committee.

READ MORE: Morrisons owners to sell petrol stations to accelerate £7bn takeover

Prior to Morrisons, Goff was at PwC as a senior manager in assurance for 11 years.

“Jo is a great example of the new generation of home-grown talent that is rapidly progressing at Morrisons and I’m very pleased to appoint her to such a crucial role,” Morrisons CEO David Potts said.

“Jo is widely experienced having held a number of senior financial and strategic roles at Morrisons and in all of them has made a very significant contribution to the business. I look forward to welcoming her to our board and to working closely with her in the next phase of our development.”

Goff added: “I’m really pleased to have been asked to be Morrisons Chief Financial Officer at such an important time in our history. This is a great business with outstanding people and a clear purpose and I’m looking forward to starting the new role.”

The news comes as Morrison’s private equity buyers, Clayton, Dubilier and Rice (CD&R) agreed to sell some of its petrol stations to push its £7 billion take over of the grocer.

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