Tesco Ireland announces two senior management appointments
Tesco Ireland CEO Phil J Clarke praises new appointments as 'key members of a strong local senior leadership team'
10 November 2014
Tesco Ireland has announced the appointments of Geoff Byrne as chief operating officer and Geraldine Casey as Personnel and IT director. Both Geoff and Geraldine are members of Tesco Ireland’s senior leadership team.
With over 25 years’ experience working in Tesco, Geoff Byrne brings a wealth of industry knowledge to his new role. He joined Tesco in 1989 as a project marketing manager and has since held various roles within the business including store manager, store operations manager, head of Employee Relations, store director and Business Change Director which included responsibility for business planning, new business development, retail services, online retailing, Tesco Mobile and IT. Prior to assuming his current position, Byrne held the role of Personnel and Business Change director from 2012 to 2014. He is from Avoca, Co. Wicklow.
Geraldine Casey, a native of Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, joined Tesco in 2001 and has over 16 years’ experience in the Irish retail industry. Casey joined Tesco from Xtra-Vision where she held the role of District Manager from 2000 to 2001. Since joining Tesco, she has developed her career within the company from senior fresh trade manager and store manager to area manager. By June 2009, Casey progressed to the role of store director and in May 2013 was appointed as the operations director for Tesco Ireland. Geraldine holds a BComm degree from University College Cork.
Welcoming the appointment, Phil J. Clarke, CEO Tesco Ireland said: “Both Geoff and Geraldine have collectively nearly 40 years’ experience working in Tesco Ireland and bring a wealth of expertise and industry experience to their new roles. Geoff and Geraldine are key members of what is a strong local senior leadership team that is focused on giving our customers the best overall value, range and experience every time they shop in Tesco.”