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The Sainsbury’s Veterans Association has a Joint President and a Chair appointed by the Company and is managed by a Veterans Association Committee.

The Veterans Office at the Sainsbury’s Administration Centre in Manchester support the Committee and administer the Veterans Association.

Joint President

Jon Hartland

Veterans Committee

Michael Oakes, Chair of Veterans Association

David Dahms, Regional Chair South

Michael Oakes, Regional Chair North & East

Jayne Graham, Regional Chair Central & Western

Vittoria Tattini, Sainsbury's Group Benefits Manager

Katya Morris, Sainsbury's Reward Services Manager

Deirdre Kennedy, Secretary VAC


  • To set the Veterans Association Budget
  • To review all veterans activities and manage the day to day functions
  • To oversee the operation of Visitors Scheme, Regional Centres and Local Associations

Veterans are invited to raise any issues, where they feel the committee may be of assistance. This can be done directly through their Local Association or Visitor or with the Reward Services Team at Manchester you can email

Local Associations and Regional Centres

The Veteran’s Association is geographically split into ‘Local Associations’ who provide social activities for Veterans and Sainsbury’s retired colleagues in their area. Activities include:

• Monthly gatherings 
• Days Out (Places of interest/seaside etc)
• Weekend Breaks
• Holidays
• Golf Societies
• Quiz Nights
• Ramblers
• Hobbies

For more information on your local association go to ‘Regions’ and click on the link for your nearest region. 

If your area is not currently covered by a local association, please contact the Regional Chairs or Manchester Veterans Office via ‘Contact us’.


The Veterans Association runs a Visitors Scheme. 

The aim of the Veterans Visitor is to keep a friendly, informal, personal contact with Veterans of the Company.

To make sure that the Reward Services team or Local Association is informed as soon as possible should a Veteran find themselves in need of help or assistance.

For more information about the Sainsburys Veterans Visitors Scheme, i.e. if you would like to become a Visitor or would like a visit please contact the Manchester Veterans Office via ‘Contact us’.