Kari Daniels appointed CEO of Tesco Ireland
Kari Daniels will take up her new role in September, replacing Andrew Yaxley who has recently been appointed Tesco’s Group chief product officer and joins Tesco’s executive leadership team
23 July 2018
Kari Daniels has been appointed chief executive of Tesco Ireland.
Daniels joined Tesco in 2002 and is one of Tesco’s most experienced commercial directors. Currently the commercial director for packaged foods in the UK, she has held a number of senior commercial and marketing roles in the UK and Europe including director of brand in Tesco UK’s customer team.
As CEO of Tesco Ireland, Daniels will report to Jason Tarry, Tesco UK & Ireland CEO. She will also join the UK leadership team.
“I am very excited to be joining Tesco Ireland as chief executive,” Daniels said of her appointment, which will see her work with a team of more than 13,000 people.
“Customers have responded positively to Tesco’s sustained investment in price, quality and service and I look forward to building on this momentum as we continue to focus on serving Ireland’s shoppers a little better every day,” she added.
Tarry described Daniels as “the very best person to lead Tesco Ireland forward. “Kari has shown outstanding leadership and delivered improved performance in the product categories under her remit,” he said. “I wish her the very best in her new role.”
Daniels replaces Andrew Yaxley who has recently been appointed Tesco’s Group chief product officer and joins Tesco’s executive leadership team.
She is married to Ian and has two sons, George and Tommy. Daniels will take up her new role in September.