Charity GroceryAid has appointed Tesco’s pensions boss Ruston Smith (above right) as chair of its board of trustees, effective immediately.
He replaces Chris Etherington (left), who took the position in 2012. Etherington played a key role in the National Grocer’s Benevolent Fund and Sweet Charity – the confectioners’ benevolent fund – that formed GroceryAid.
GroceryAid chief executive Steve Barnes said: “We are very much looking forward to working with Ruston, who has always been incredibly enthusiastic about what we do. Exciting times lie ahead with GroceryAid under his leadership.”
Smith said he felt privileged to be appointed chair of GroceryAid, and thanked Etherington for the “exceptional contribution he has made”.