Sainsbury’s finance director promoted to CFO

Sainsbury’s commercial finance director has been promoted as the supermarkets new chief financial officer.

Bláthnaid Bergin began her new position and joined the Big 4 grocer’s board yesterday (5 March), taking over from Kevin O’Byrne who retired on 4 March after six years at the helm.

The supermarket giant first announced that Bergin would be taking over the role in July 2022, as it unveiled its quartely financial results.

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Since taking over as CFO, Bergin has stepped down as non-executive director, chair of the Audit Committee and as senior independent director of Artemis Alpha Investment Trust.

Bergin, who has been at Sainsbury’s since 2019, previously held senior financial positions at Aviva and RSA, as well as finance analyst at Procter & Gamble.

This news comes as Sainsbury’s has opened a new Local store in Leeds city center, as the UK’s second-largest grocer reveals that its convenience stores have achieved sales of £3 billion for the first time.

The supermarket giant is focusing on expanding its convenience business, which currently comprises over 800 stores across the UK.



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