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Food for thought! Ex-Sainsbury’s boss named Dexters chairman

Former Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King has been appointed as the new chairman of Dexters.

King is credited with turning Sainsbury’s around during his decade-long tenure at the iconic British retailer and was previously head of food at Marks & Spencer and is also known for helping transform Asda into a market-leading business. 

He will now work with Andy Shepherd, chief executive of Dexters, as the independent agency group seeks to accelerate its growth from its existing London-wide network of more than 70 offices and develop its digital capabilities.


King replaces Jeff Doble, who remains a director.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining DEXTERS at this exciting stage in their development. I have been impressed by the leadership team and the company’s strong culture which puts its customers at the heart of everything they do. I look forward to working with the team on opportunities to enhance their customer engagement and grow market share. 

“The group is in a strong financial position reflected by consistent annual revenue growth, strong operating profits, good cash reserves, and proven strategy for expansion through acquisitions, new office openings, and investment in digital development.” 

Shepherd added: “We are extremely pleased that Justin King has chosen to join Dexters as our new independent chairman. 

“Justin is highly respected in the city and within the business community, known for his dynamic leadership at Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, and Asda, amongst others. 
“We will value Justin’s input into how we can further build the brand and continue to strengthen the customer journey. 

“Dexters is respected and trusted by both Londoners and international customers and clients. Our ongoing office expansion has created a strong foundation for further investment into the business and our people.” 


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