Canada’s grocery giant has a new boss – and it’s a female.
Yesterday, Loblaw and its parent company George Weston Limited announced a series of executive appointments that included the appointment of Galen G. Weston to CEO of George Weston Ltd, a role his father held for decades.
Perhaps most notably, Sarah Davis – who was previously chief administrative officer for Loblaw – has been appointed to president of Loblaw.
The role was previously filled by Galen G. Weston, who will remain chairman and CEO of Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Effective immediately, Davis’s responsibilities will include the day-to-day operation of Loblaw’s business and execution of its strategy.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Sarah to the role of president. She has an exceptional understanding of Loblaw. This, together with her strong financial background, particularly in operational roles, positions her well for this expanded leadership role,” Weston said in a statement.
Davis is no stranger to the Loblaw brand.
She’s held the role of chief administrative officer since 2014, and been responsible for supply chain, IT, process and efficiencies, real estate, goods not for resale and strategy. Before that, she served as CFO of Loblaw, beginning in 2010.
She’s been with the company since 2007.