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The Sainsbury’s Veterans Association has two Joint Presidents and a Chairman appointed by the Company and is managed by a Veterans Association Committee.

The Veterans Support Officers (Two Full Time staff) at Sainsbury’s Store Support Centre in Holborn support the Committee and administer the Veterans Association.

Joint Presidents

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover KG
Dino Adriano

Veterans Committee

Dino Adriano, Committee Chair
Ian Fidler, Chair of Veterans Association
David Dahms, Regional Chair South
Rob Connelly, Regional Chair Central
Peter Corsby, Regional Chair North
Teresa Kerr, Secretary


  • 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 Veterans Support Officers at Holborn on 020 7695 7190 or 020 7695 4934

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 Chairman or Holborn 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 Veterans Support Office 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, ie if you would like to become a Visitor or would like a visit please contact the Holborn Veterans Office via ‘Contact us’.