Tim Steiner, OBE
Tim is the founding Chief Executive Officer of Ocado, which he started in 2000. Prior to Ocado, he spent eight years at Goldman Sachs, during which time he was based in London, Hong Kong and New York in the Fixed Income division. Tim graduated from Manchester University in 1992 with an honours degree in Economics, Finance and Accountancy.
Melanie Smith, CBE
Mel was appointed as CEO of Ocado Retail in 2019 and was formerly the M&S Strategy Director with responsibility for group strategy, M&S Bank and M&S Services. Previously, Mel was the Bupa Global Strategy and Marketing Director, COO at TalkTalk, and a partner in McKinsey’s Retail practice, working with grocers on every continent. Currently, Mel is a Non-Executive Director of SSE plc. She completed an LLB (Hons)/Bcom. from Auckland University and went on to obtain an MBA from Kellogg.
Niall is CFO for Ocado Retail with responsibility for our Finance, Operations & Property, Data & Insights and IT functions, supporting the commercial teams to continue driving the growth of our business. He was MD in corporate finance at Rothschild & Co, where he worked across a wide variety of sectors, including supply chain and logistics businesses, and consumer-facing industries. He’s a Chartered Accountant having worked at PWC and EY. Niall holds a BSc (Hons) Business Studies from University of Ulster and a PgDip Accountancy from Queen’s University Belfast.
Jonathan is the Company Secretary for Ocado Retail, part of his role as General Counsel and Chief People Officer. Jonathan joined Ocado Retail in 2021, having previously spent seven years in the legal team at Ocado Group, the last three as Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Ocado Group, Jonathan was a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May in London. He has a BA in Classics and English from Oxford University.
Stuart is the CEO of M&S, having previously been COO and MD of M&S Food since 2018. Prior to M&S, Stuart held the position of CEO at Steinhof UK and prior to that, worked in Australia as COO and CEO of Coles and Target respectively. Stuart has held senior roles in the UK with Sainsbury’s, Tesco & ASDA, and he has over 30 years’ experience in the food, fashion and home retail sector.
Duncan is a Non-Executive Director at Jones Food Co Ltd; Karakuri; and Trainline plc, where he is also Audit Committee Chair. Duncan was CFO of Ocado Group plc between 2012 and 2020. He was previously Group Finance Director of Kingfisher plc; CFO of Fitness First plc; Finance Director of B&Q plc; CFO of Virgin Entertainment Group and held various senior finance positions at Burton Group plc. Duncan obtained his MA in Engineering from King’s College, Cambridge.
Eoin Tonge joined M&S as CFO in June 2020 and is the chair of the Ocado Retail audit committee.
Before joining M&S, Eoin was CFO of Greencore Group PLC. Prior to this, he was the MD of Greencore Grocery Ltd from 2014-2016 and before that, was Greencore’s Chief Strategy Officer from 2009-2014. His first role at Greencore was as Group Capital Markets Director, where he oversaw the treasury and investor relations functions.
Eoin worked for Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 2006, holding a variety of finance, treasury and capital market roles in London, Hong Kong and New York. He holds a first class honours degree in engineering from University College Dublin.
Lawrence is Chief Product Officer for Ocado Group. He joined Ocado in 2009 to manage Ocado’s IPO. He took over as Head of Retail in 2010, and ran the Grocery Retail division for nine years, sitting on Ocado’s Management Committee. Lawrence served as Deputy CEO of Ocado Retail following the launch of the joint venture in 2019. Lawrence also holds a PhD in Biochemistry from Oxford.
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