Ella Bennett, HR director, Sainsburys Argos
HR magazine, September 18, 2017
Bennett is responsible for all people aspects in the creation of the new business that is Sainsbury’s Argos
Sainsbury’s Argos brings together all of J Sainsbury’s non-food retailing activities, combining them with the commercial retail offering from Argos. With £6 billion annual sales Sainsbury’s Argos is the UK’s second-largest online retailer.
Bennett joined Home Retail Group (HRG) from Fujitsu in August 2015. Following the sale of Homebase HRG was wholly acquired by J Sainsbury in April 2016.
Bennett’s expertise combines her knowledge of complex HR issues with an engaging, hands-on approach. Her multi-sector experience allows her to spot and use the synergies that exist between HR issues and opportunities in different large-scale businesses, including retail, IT services, B2C, B2B, lean operations, and the charities sector.
With a career spanning retail to the third sector, via IT, some of Bennett’s recognised achievements include:
Bennett makes time to act as a mentor both within a work context and more widely through leadership facilitation. She is an active trustee of the Roundhouse as well as a member of the International Women’s Forum. Bennett is also a keen cyclist.