Andy Higginson (pictured right), Chairman of Wm Morrison, has been appointed as President of GroceryAid, effective from July 1, 2017. Booker’s CEO, Charles Wilson (pictured left), takes on the role of Vice President.
Andy Higginson said he was honoured and humbled to be asked to take on the 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.”
Higginson and Wilson will build on the legacy of outgoing President Andrew Moore (Chief Merchandising Officer, Asda). GroceryAid Chief Executive, Steve Barnes, paid tribute to Moore 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.”
GroceryAid Chairman Ruston Smith concluded: “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.”