Saga has appointed Euan Sutherland to the role of group chief executive, with effect from January 6th.
As announced earlier this year, Lance Batchelor is retiring and will continue as a statutory director until he leaves the business on January 31st.
Sutherland has substantial experience having led major consumer-facing businesses, including financial services, through periods of change, both in the UK and internationally.
Most recently he was the chief executive of Superdry, the global digital brand, for five years.
In that time Sutherland led a strategy focused on customer insight, innovation and digital, international and wholesale expansion.
Prior to this he was the group chief executive of the Co-op Group, the mutual retailer, insurance and funeral services business where he led a significant transformation programme resulting in a more efficient and profitable business.
Patrick O’Sullivan, Saga chairman, said: “I am very pleased that Euan is joining Saga at this important time in the development of the business.
“He has substantial experience across several consumer-facing businesses that will be invaluable as we continue the Saga transformation, with our customers at the heart of our strategy.”
He added: “Alongside the…