Supermarket group Morrison has named Sir Ian Gibson to succeed Sir Ken Morrison as chairman. Daily Telegraph. The Times

Gibson will join the group as non-executive deputy chairman in September, before stepping up to replace 75-year-old Morrison as chairman by March 2008.

In the 1990s Gibson was the deputy chairman of rival retailer ASDA. He is chairman of Trinity Mirror and a non-executive director of Greggs, GKN and Northern Rock.