Steven Esom

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"Steven joined Newton in 2009 in the role of Senior Advisor, bringing with him an extensive understanding of the European grocery sector as a vastly experienced retailer. He is a non-executive director of Tyrrells Potato Chips, Cranswick plc and an operating partner in Langholm Capital.

"Previously Managing Director of Waitrose and Executive Director of Food at Marks & Spencer, Steven has also held board positions at Carphone Warehouse, Ocado and John Lewis Partnership. His career started at J Sainsbury in 1983, where he was a senior buying director in food and personal care categories, before moving to Ladbroke Group at Texas (DIY) and Hilton Hotels. Steven has chaired a number of industry bodies including a steering group for the Food Standards Agency."[1]

"He has served as a Non Executive Director of Carphone Warehouse, a founder Non-Executive Director of Ocado and Chairman of the Princes Rural Action Programme. He is currently a Non-Executive Director at Cranswick plc, Chair of British Retail Consortium Trading and Chairs a steering group of the Food Standards Agency. Steven is also the Chairman of Thrive." [1]


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  1. Newton Steven Esom, organizational web page, accessed November 14, 2013.