The news follows the appointment of a former Asda boss as Menzies chairman earlier this year

Menzies Distribution has announced that former Booker CEO Charles Wilson has joined the board as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Charles retired earlier this year as CEO of Booker after 15 years at the helm, during which he oversaw the company’s merger with Tesco in 2018.

Menzies chairman Andy Clarke said: “Menzies is a great British brand and we are making excellent progress on our journey of growth and diversification. I am delighted to welcome Charles Wilson to the board as a non-executive director and significant shareholder.”

Menzies Distribution hires former Asda boss as chairman

Greg Michael, CEO of Menzies, commented: “Charles Wilson joining Menzies is a fantastic endorsement of our strategy to be the partner of choice to the publishing and retail markets. We are looking forward to the insight that Charles will bring to support our ambitions through our unique set of services and capabilities.”

Charles added: “I am delighted to be joining Menzies Distribution as an investor and non-executive director. The company has a strong management team, great colleagues and serves important customers.

“I look forward to supporting Andy Clarke our chairman, Greg Michael our CEO and the rest of the Menzies team in helping our customers prosper.”