Move of the Week: Waitrose veteran upgrades to Fortnum & Mason CCO role

Fortnum and Mason

Where does a passionate foodie go after ending a 17-year career at upmarket grocer Waitrose? The answer in the case of Rupert Thomas is an even more upmarket grocer in the form of Fortnum & Mason.

It was announced this week that Thomas will reunite with former Waitrose colleague Tom Athron when he joins the business as chief commercial officer next month, Athron himself having been appointed chief executive in November.

On paper, it’s a really strong hire for Athron as he looks to position the Queen’s grocer for the next phase of its growth.


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