Metcash appoints Jeff Adams as CEO for 4 years

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by Jessica Amir

Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS) has announced Jeff Adams will succeed Ian Morrice as the company’s new Group Chief Executive Officer.

The wholesale distribution and marketing company appointed Jeff Adams after the outgoing CEO resigned after serving at the helm for five years.

Metcash says the incoming Jeff Adams has a significant amount of international retail and wholesale experience.

He was with Tesco for over 20 years, which included working as CEO of Tesco Kipa in Turkey and CEO of Tesco Lotus in Thailand.

He also served as Director of Operations of Tesco Express in the UK.

Jeff Adams is set to start his four year term on 4 September 2017, subject to visa approval.

Shares in Metcash Limited (ASX:MTS) are currently trading 0.83 per cent higher to $2.42.

Jessica Amir

Finance News Network
Jessica joined FNN in January 2017 with a passion for equities and funds management. As Head of News, she has been a broadcast journalist for over seven years, specialising in finance. She has been a journalist with Sky News Business, ABC 1, ABC's The Business and ABC24. She’s also worked as a TV reporter for regional Channel 7 and 9. She also previously worked as a financial planner and real estate agent.