David Potts (businessman)
David Tom Potts|
18 March 1957
Hartshead County Secondary School|
|Alma mater||Hollings College (now Manchester Metropolitan University)|
|Occupation||CEO of Morrisons|
Potts got a summer job at Tesco in Ashton-under-Lyne as a general assistant, while waiting for his O-level results, having already worked in a greengrocers. He failed all five of his O-levels, and has stated, "My lack of success at school was probably to do with playing football all the time".
Having failed his exams, Potts continued working full-time with Tesco. After work, he studied at Tameside College to obtain English and Maths O-levels. Then he studied on day release for a diploma in retailing at Hollings College (now part of Manchester Metropolitan University) in Manchester.
He has two sons, Dan and George.
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| Chief Executive Officer of Morrisons
2015 to present