Sainsbury's has appointed Jo Harlow to its board as a non-executive director.

Harlow spent 12 years working in the telecoms and technology industry, leading a number of management roles with Nokia and Microsoft. Prior to that, she also spent eight years at P&G and 11 years at Reebok in senior sales and marketing roles in the US and Europe.

She also currently holds non-exec positions at InterContinental Hotels, Ceconomy AG and Halma.

“We are delighted to welcome Jo Harlow as a non-executive director. She brings to the board a wealth of experience in consumer-facing businesses and in the telecoms and technology industry, both in the UK and internationally,” said Sainsbury’s chairman, David Tyler.

As part of her non-exec role she will be a member of the Sainsbury’s Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. Fellow non-exec, Matt Brittin, will join Harlow on the Remuneration Committee after standing down from the Audit Committee, while Jean Tomlin, non-executive director, is joining the Audit Committee and standing down from the Remuneration Committee.