Andy Higginson, Chairman of Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc, has been appointed as President of GroceryAid, the grocery industry charity, by its Board of Trustees effective from 1st July 2017.
GroceryAid has also appointed a Vice President with Charles Wilson, Chief Executive Booker Ltd, taking up this post.
Andy Higginson commented, “I am honoured and humbled to be asked to take on this vital role. I am thrilled to be working with the GroceryAid team and the trade to drive the charity forward as we build on the excellent progress made by my predecessors.”
Charles Wilson added, “I am delighted to support GroceryAid and Andy with this new role as the charity is very dear to my heart. I am excited about working with colleagues across the supply chain to ensure we support grocery people in need as effectively as possible.”
GroceryAid Chairman Ruston Smith said, “This is excellent news for GroceryAid. The Trustee Board are delighted that we will benefit from Andy and Charles’ energy, experience and continued commitment to the charity – and are very grateful for the fantastic contribution that Andrew Moore has made since the start of last year.”
Andy and Charles will build on the legacy of outgoing President Andrew Moore (Chief Merchandising Officer, Asda). GroceryAid Chief Executive, Steve Barnes, paid tribute to Andrew saying, “Andrew has provided attentive, thoughtful and calm leadership for GroceryAid at a time of great change in our organisation and challenging trading in the industry. This is exactly what we needed and means we now assist more grocery people in need than ever before.”
Andrew Moore added, “It has been a real pleasure to work with GroceryAid, a charity whose values are very much in keeping with my own. I am so proud to have had the opportunity to help thousands of grocery colleagues in need during my tenure as Fundraising President.”
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