Ocado Group announces Gavin Patterson to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, Hatfield –  Ocado Group plc (LON: OCDO) today announced the appointment of Gavin Patterson to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from 1 June 2024.

“I am delighted to welcome Gavin to the Ocado Board. He brings valuable perspective and multinational leadership experience to our Board at an exciting time in Ocado’s development.” said Board Chairmna, Rick Haythornthwaite.

Gavin Patterson will also join the People Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

About Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson was previously at Salesforce Inc., predominantly in the role of President and CRO, before stepping down in January 2023. Before joining Salesforce, he held multiple senior roles at BT Group plc, including Group CEO between 2013 and 2019. Gavin brings to the Ocado Board, considerable expertise in leading large multinational organizations and highly relevant experience of the global marketplace for platform services.

Gavin Patterson said: “I have long been a huge admirer of Ocado and am delighted to join its Board. Ocado is a true technology pioneer. It has developed and proven applications of AI and robotics that solve some of the most complex supply chain challenges in grocery and logistics. I look forward to working with the Board and the leadership team at this exciting time.”

About Gavin Patterson

Gavin Patterson served at Salesforce Inc. from 2019 to 2023, predominantly in the role of President and CRO. Before joining Salesforce, he served as Group CEO of BT Group plc between 2013 and 2019. His prior positions include management and marketing roles at Procter & Gamble. Gavin has served on various boards including of listed, privately held, and private equity-owned companies as well as for several charities and educational establishments. Currently, he Chairs an AIM-listed business, Elixirr International plc, and the privately owned companies, Kahoot! and Beamery Inc. He is a Non-Executive Director of a NASDAQ listed company, Wix.com, and a Non-Executive Director of private entities, Fractal Analytics, X3T, and Malt. He has an advisory role at Kraken Technologies. He also Chairs the British American Business Association and serves on the Council of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He graduated from Cambridge University with an MEng, in Chemical Engineering.

About Ocado Group

Ocado Group is a UK-based technology company trading on the London Stock Exchange. It provides end-to-end online grocery fulfillment solutions to twelve of the world’s largest grocery retailers and holds a 50% share of Ocado Retail Ltd in the UK in a Joint Venture with Marks & Spencer. Ocado has spent over two decades innovating for logistics and e-commerce, investing in a wide technology estate that includes robotics, AI and machine learning, simulation, forecasting, and edge intelligence.

SOURCE: https://www.ocado.com/

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