Tesco Ireland CEO named IGBF president

Kari Daniels, Tesco Ireland CEO and president of appeals for the IGBF / pic: Irish Times
Kari Daniels, Tesco Ireland CEO and president of appeals for the IGBF / pic: Irish Times

Last month, the 2018 C-Store Awards honoured BWG Wholesale CEO John Moane with the 2018 Convenience Champion award, largely due to his work as president of the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund. Just days later, Moane's year-long tenure in the role came to an end, with Tesco Ireland CEO Kari Daniels confirmed as his successor.

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7 December 2018 | 0

Kari Daniels, who was appointed CEO OF Tesco Ireland earlier this year, has been named as the Irish Grocers’ Benevolent Fund’s president of appeals. Daniels will succeed BWG Wholesale MD John Moane.

The IGBF is a national charity assisting people in the retail, wholesale and supplier trade sectors who are in need due to unforeseen circumstances such as bereavement, unemployment or anything else.

Speaking at the IGBF’s Christmas lunch, Kari Daniels said the appointment is a great honour. “The Fund has been an integral part of the Irish Retail landscape for over 30 years,” she said, “providing enormous assistance to relieve hardship among unemployed and retired members of the retail sector and their families.

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to make a contribution to an institution,” she added, “which has served those in need so well down through the years and will continue to do so in the future.”

Appointed CEO of Tesco Ireland earlier this year, Daniels joined Tesco in 2002 and is one of Tesco’s most experienced commercial directors.  Previously 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.

Leonard Hegarty Chairman from the IGBF said the charity is extremely pleased to have someone with Daniels’ commercial and retail experience in the role. “I have great confidence that Kari will now play a key role in the year ahead supporting our mission,” he said.

The IGBF currently assists nearly 250 families monthly and contributes over €560,000 annually to its worthwhile causes. The Fund is supported by leading companies in the retail, wholesale, food and drink and services industries, and encourages retailers to get involved to help find solutions to the hardship facing many former and current industry colleagues.

 

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