Justin King, BSc Business Administration 1983 (Bath), Chief Executive of Sainsbury’s
Justin joined Sainsbury's as chief executive on 29 March 2004. Prior to Sainsbury's he spent three years at Marks & Spencer where he was Director for all their food operations and was instrumental in launching the M&S Simply Food convenience concept. He spent seven years at Asda/ Wal-Mart where he held roles in Trading and Human Resources and then became Retail Managing Director of Asda Hypermarkets. From 1990 to 1994, he led the UK launch and development of Haägen Dazs as Managing Director. He has also worked for Pepsi International where he was based in the Middle East having moved from Mars Confectionery where, between 1983 to 1989, he held positions in Production and Sales.
Justin is married with two children and lives in Leamington Spa. His hobbies include coaching his son's local football team and sailing in the summer.