Having joined Metro 17 years ago, Woodthorpe has held a number of roles at the title and now takes on the job of commercial managing director.
A sales strategy specialist and industry expert, Woodthorpe first joined Metro as group head of sales in February 2000. Since then, his roles have included investment director, executive director of sales & commercial development and, most recently, trading director.
In each of his positions, Grant has been responsible for ensuring Metro has the right sales strategy and structures in place to achieve financial targets across all platforms.
Charlie Cox, CEO of Metro, said: "The whole Metro team and I would like to congratulate Grant on his promotion. His past experience and exceptional work over the years demonstrates his unrivalled skills in sales strategy. There’s nobody better placed to drive our commercial business forward."
Woodthorpe added: "I'm thrilled to receive this promotion and look forward to leading the larger remit of the full commercial team. 2016 was a particularly fruitful year for us, with a lot more exciting developments to come in 2017."
by Lydia O'Neill