Morrisons yesterday confirmed the appointment of Sir Ian Gibson as non-executive deputy chairman of the supermarket chain.

Sir Ian will take up his new position on 1 September and will replace chairman Sir Ken Morrison, who will stand down no later than 13 March next year.

He holds non-executive positions at Trinity Mirror, Greggs, GKN and Northern Rock and also has experience in the supermarket sector, having been deputy chairman at Asda.