New chief executive Bill Grimsey has finished rebuilding the management team of crisis stricken Iceland and Booker. Grimsey, who joined just eight weeks ago shortly after leaving Wickes, has filled vacancies for a new director of the Booker/Iceland integration, strategy director, and managing directors for Iceland and Booker. The re-engineer comes after the share price plummeted and founder and chairman Malcolm Walker resigned amid controversy over a £13.5m share deal (The Grocer, February 3). Grimsey steps in as md of Iceland and Ed Hislop from has been promoted from Iceland to become integration director. Gerry Johnson, who was Grimsey's right hand man at Wickes, is to start as md of Booker on March 19, and Norman Bell, former operations director at Wickes, is group strategy director. Grimsey said: "Gerry has a complete skill set needed to help the team at Booker achieve the full potential of the business and he will bring a lot to the cash and carry sector in general." PriceWaterhouse Coopers has been appointed to advise on the integration Booker and Iceland. Grimsey said: "In eight weeks I have seen the collapse of figures and a complete change of board. With the new financial year in April we should be able to get to start planning more changes. I have had enough change for now!" {{NEWS }}