Louise Dolan joins Waitrose as trading director, ambient

Dolan: new role

Waitrose has announced the appointment of Louise Dolan as trading director, ambient. Dolan will join from 29 November. 

Dolan has held a number of senior roles during almost ten years at Sainsbury’s, most recently as category director, dairy. Earlier in her career she also spent time at Selfridges, M&S and Safeway.

Dolan will report to commercial director, Charlotte Di Cello, and in her new role will oversee trading for all ambient and frozen products. This will include exploring more ways for the Waitrose and John Lewis brands to work more closely together.

Commenting on the appointment, Di Cello, said: “Louise brings a wealth of experience from her varied career in food retail and has an impressive track record.  Together with her energy and passion Louise will be a great addition to the team and I look forward to welcoming her to the Partnership in November.”

Dolan added: “I’m excited to be joining Waitrose and particularly the Partnership. It’s a business that I’ve admired for it’s excellent service, quality and ethics.  I am really looking forward to joining the team at an exciting time and playing my part in delivering an even better Waitrose”