CEO of Sainsbury’s appointed as President of IGD

Posted: 1 February 2024 | | No comments yet

Simon Roberts, the CEO of Sainsbury’s, has been appointed as the new President of IGD by its Board of Trustees.


Simon Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s has been appointed as the President of the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD).

Since 1 June 2020, Roberts has been the CEO of supermarket giant Sainsbury’s and joined it’s the Operating Board in July 2017 as Retail & Operations Director, a role where he had responsibility for Stores, Central Operations and Logistics.

Roberts was appointed by IGD’s Board of Trustees and was reportedly already a “highly active member of IGD’s CEO Forum.

He will be taking over the Presidency position from Jason Tarry on 1 March 2024.

Speaking on his predecessor, Roberts shared “On behalf of the UK grocery industry, we thank Jason Tarry for his leadership in driving forward such an important agenda.

“IGD has a vital role to play in bringing the industry together to tackle the big issues we face and in helping us work towards creating a more resilient and sustainable food system for everybody.”

Roberts went on to note that he believes the sector can “only achieve impactful change through collaboration and partnership across our industry” and shared his excitement about “working with  Sarah and all the members of the IGD to find innovative solutions which will make a genuine difference for all our colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners.”