Board of GroceryAid Trading

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Derek Lawlor

Chair of GroceryAid Trading

Derek Lawlor, previously Chief Merchandising Officer at Asda has become the Independent Chair of GroceryAid Trading Limited, the charity’s trading subsidiary. Derek Lawlor started his career with Tesco and has significant experience in a range of leadership roles in the UK and Europe. In June 2015, Derek joined Asda as Chief Merchandising Officer as well as Chairman of IPL and an executive sponsor of Asda's Pride Colleague Resource Group.


Steve Barnes

Steve is Chief Executive at GroceryAid having spent his entire career in the grocery industry, Steve is responsible for the strategic direction of the charity.

JANE HILL30/3/2019

Jane Hill

Jane is Fundraising Director at GroceryAid, leading Fundraising, Communications & Relationship Management to raise awareness of the charity.

Mark Smith TRUSTEE

Mark Smith

Mark has held the commercial roles of Corporate Sales Director and Chief Executive at Nestle, Unilever, L’Oreal, PepsiCo and Reach and is a GroceryAid Trustee.

Mark Williamson

Mark Williamson

Mark joined the Waitrose Partnership as Head of Buying, Grocery in 2004. He is currently Chairman, Leckford Estate (The Waitrose Farm) and a GroceryAid Trustee.