Canada's largest retailer Loblaw has named its supply chain chief, Sarah Davis, as president of the company.

Davis most recently served as chief administrative officer, where her role included responsibility for the company's supply chain, IT, and strategy. Prior to that she served as chief financial officer, from 2010 to 2014.

"I am extremely pleased to welcome Sarah to the role of president," says Galen Weston, newly appointed chairman and CEO of parent company, George Weston Limited. "She has an exceptional understanding of Loblaw. This, together with her strong financial background, particularly in operational roles, positions her well for this expanded leadership role."

Davis will assume responsibility for the day-to-day operation of Loblaw's business and execution of its strategy, reporting to Weston.

Meanwhile Paviter S. Binning, who Weston succeeds, will be leaving George Weston and has been appointed special advisor to the Weston family at its private company Wittington Investments Limited.