Barton originally joined Well in March 2015 in the position of human resources director before becoming the interim retail stores director in October last year. She was appointed to the role on a permanent basis earlier this month.
Prior to Well, Barton worked at the Asda supermarket chain where her roles included senior director of organisational effectiveness and head of people. She was also trading law director at One Stop Stores.
In her new position, she will report directly to Well chief executive John Nuttall and will be responsible for growing Well’s prescription business and ensuring good retail standards.
Commenting on the appointment, Nuttall said: Tracy’s track record of bringing forward improvements to services, as well as her reputation for developing relations with staff and stakeholders, were key reasons for her permanent appointment to the role as retail stores director.
“Her exceptional leadership skills, deep knowledge of consumer retail, and proven track record of execution and operational excellence, made Tracy an obvious choice.”
Well operates 780 pharmacies across the UK.