Profile

Senior Independent Director

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Steve Johnson has been an independent non-executive Director of Lenta Ltd since 2010. He was appointed as Lenta’s Senior Independent Director in 2013.

Board Committees: Nomination (Chairman), Remuneration (Chairman), Audit, Capital Expenditure

Experience: Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the retail industry, having been part of the team that turned around and successfully sold Asda to Walmart. Whilst at Asda, Steve held several senior positions including Trading Director, Commercial Finance Director and Marketing Director. Following his time at Asda, he was CEO of Focus DIY Ltd and of Woolworths Plc, as well as Sales & Marketing Director at GUS Plc. He started his career in management consultancy with Bain & Co.

Other roles: Steve is currently a non-executive Director of Big Yellow Group Plc. He also works with a number of private equity firms primarily focused on Southern and Eastern Europe.

Qualifications: Steve graduated from Cambridge University with an Engineering degree.