Non-Executive Directors and Advisers
Terra Firma works with a range of operating partners chosen for their knowledge and experience in a particular industry, function or discipline. These individuals provide independent views on the portfolio businesses’ performance as well as insights into specific business sectors and how changing political landscapes might affect potential investments and opportunities in new markets. Please click below to learn more.
Sagria Maceira de Rosen
Antonio J Manca Graziadei
Susanne Munch Thore
João Noronha Lopes
Sir Ivon Roberts
Lars Kristian Sande
Justin joined Terra Firma in 2015 and served as Vice Chairman and Head of Portfolio Businesses until 2018. From 2018 to 2021, he served as Vice Chairman. In 2019, Justin led the sales of two of the Terra Firma businesses that he chaired: Wyevale Garden Centres and brighterkind. He currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Annington and of EverPower.
Justin is also a Non-Executive Director of Marks & Spencer plc and serves on the Public Interest Body for PwC. He recently launched, and now chairs, the Made by Sport charity, which champions the power of sport to change young lives.
Justin is an operational leader with over 30 years of experience at leading customer-facing businesses, including Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Asda, Häagen- Dazs, PepsiCo and Mars. During his 10 years as CEO of FTSE 100 retailer, J Sainsbury plc, he led the turnaround of the iconic UK brand, trebling profits and delivering a total shareholder return of 85%.
Justin is well known for his industry-leading views on responsible business. At Sainsbury’s, he developed the retailer’s long-standing relationship with Comic Relief, with the business raising £1 in every £10 donated to the UK charity during his tenure. He was also responsible for Sainsbury’s pioneering sponsorship of the Paralympic Games and was a Director of LOCOG, the organising committee for the 2012 London Olympics.
In 2011, Justin was awarded CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for his services to the retail industry. In 2013, he was named Most Admired Business Leader by Management Today.