Justin King, Vice Chairman, Terra Firma and formerly CEO, J Sainsbury plc
Justin is Terrafirma’s Vice Chairman. He joined the business in September 2015 and acts as an adviser to the General Partner. With over thirty years of experience working in and leading large businesses, his significant operational insight and experience in business transformation are invaluable in advising the General Partner on potential new transactions.
Justin chairs two Terrafirma portfolio companies (Santander/Brighterkind and Wyevale) and sits on the boards of Everpower, Annington and RTR. Outside of Terrafirma, Justin also sits on the PIB of PWC and is a Non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer.
Justin was the CEO of Sainsbury’s between 2004 and 2014, where he led the business through a major turnaround which led to nine years of profit growth. Before joining Sainsbury’s, Justin was Head of Food at Marks & Spencer. He held prior roles at Asda, Haagen-Dazs, PepsiCo and Mars in a thirty year career spanning consumer goods and grocery retailing.
Justin has previously served as a board member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and was on the audit committee of both organisations. He was also a member of the UK prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group.