Justin King, CBE
Justin joined the M&S Board on 1 January 2019. With over thirty years of experience working in and leading large businesses, Justin brings in-depth knowledge of retail transformation and operations as well as a good historic understanding of the M&S business and values.
Justin is was Vice Chairman of Terra Firma until May 2021, where he acted as an adviser to the General Partner. Prior to this, Justin was the CEO of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014, where he led the business through a major turnaround which led to nine years of profit growth. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Justin was Head of Food at Marks & Spencer where he was one of the pioneers of the development of the Simply Food business. He held prior roles at Asda, Haagen-Dazs, PepsiCo and Mars and was a board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Justin was also a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.
Justin sits on the Public Interest Body of PwC and was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011.
Justin is a member of the Nomination and Audit Committees.