Rod Addy
Sainsbury's customer marketing director Stephen Vowles, the man behind its participation in the Nectar loyalty programme, is leaving to join Sainsbury's US subsidiary Shaw's.
He will be taking up a nine to 12-month development assignment with the supermarket group on January 4. He will become a member of Shaw's executive committee and will have responsibility for its own label strategy and the development of its beers, wines and spirits business.
Vowles will be replaced by director of brand marketing Andrew Ground, who is currently seconded to Sainsbury's trading division, where he has been developing a growth strategy for Sainsbury's health and beauty business.
In a further change, head of advertising Kate Nicholson is to become manager of core formats in the new year.
Sainsbury said replacements for Ground and Nicholson would be announced later.
The moves follow the arrival of marketing director Jeremy Schwartz last month.