LONDON, July 29 Britain's fourth-largest
supermarket chain Wm Morrison named Andrew Higginson, a
former finance director at market leader Tesco, as its
next chairman, to bring some experience to the struggling
Higginson was most recently the chairman of Poundland
, the chairman of retailer N Brown and senior
independent director of BSkyB. He said on Tuesday he
would step down from Poundland.
Higginson, who spent 15 years as an executive director at
Tesco, will replace Ian Gibson when he retires from Morrisons in
2015. Higginson will join the board of Morrison on October 1 as
non-executive deputy chairman and chairman elect.
(Reporting by Kate Holton, Editing by Paul Sandle)