Strain will be officially appointed to the main board in June 2013, but will take on Pennycook’s responsibilities next spring after a handover. Strain joined Morrisons in 2009 as commercial and operations finance director, and was made finance director of the corporate division in 2011. He previously worked at Tesco for seven years as UK planning and reporting finance director.
Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips said: “I’ve worked closely with Trevor for three years and I’m confident that he has the qualities and experience to make an excellent group finance director.”
Pennycook announced his departure unexpectedly in June.