John Rogers, chief executive officer of Sainsbury’s Argos, is leaving the business on October 31to become chief financial officer of British multinational advertising and public relations company WPP.
Argos’ retail and logistics teams will report into Simon Roberts, retail and operations director and Argos’ commercial team will report into Paul Mills-Hicks, commercial director. The retailer said there are no additional changes to the board as a result of this move.
John Rogers said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at Sainsbury’s over the last 14 years and, in particular, the last three years as ceo of Sainsbury’s Argos. The opportunity to work with WPP, however, was too good to miss and I look forward to being a part of WPP’s leadership team as it embarks on its new strategy for growth.”
Sainsbury’s group chief executive officer Mike Coupe commented: “John has worked alongside me for over 14 years and has made an outstanding contribution to the business. He leaves Sainsbury’s with our best wishes for the future.”