Sainsbury's appoints new director of convenience
Ms Dido will join Sainsbury's in the spring of 2008 and will also be a member of the company's operating board. She is currently with Tesco where she has held a variety of senior roles both in their UK and international businesses. Ms Dido will take over from Lawrence Christensen who has been leading the division since June 2006, and who was previously Sainsbury's supply chain director for two years. Mr Lawrence will continue to lead Sainsbury's convenience until Ms Dido arrives. Justin King, Sainsbury's chief executive, said: "We're delighted to welcome Dido to Sainsbury's and look forward to her arrival. I am also very grateful to Lawrence for the significant contribution he has made to develop our convenience business. I am sure his support will be invaluable to Dido as we welcome her to the business."