Tesco Ireland implements change in leadership
Natasha Adams will become chief executive officer of Tesco ROI, reporting to group CEO Ken Murphy in a new role on the Tesco Executive Committee
8 February 2022 | 0
Tesco is to make some changes to its management team in the Republic of Ireland “in recognition of the strong performance, progress and significant future growth potential it sees for the market, in line with strategic priorities”.
Kari Daniels’ time as chief executive, ROI will come to an end in April, and after a varied and hugely successful career at Tesco, she has decided to take some time out before deciding what to do next.
Daniels made a significant contribution to Tesco both in her role in Ireland and throughout her 20 years with the business, during which she has held several senior commercial and marketing roles in the UK and Europe.
Natasha Adams, currently chief people officer, will become chief executive officer of Tesco ROI, reporting to group CEO Ken Murphy in a new role on the Tesco Executive Committee.
Ken Murphy, Tesco Group CEO, praised the Tesco Ireland team for taking the business from strength to strength, noting that the group had strengthened its value proposition through the recent launch of the Aldi price match, as well as developing its “market-leading online business”. He thanked Kari Daniels for her significant contribution.
“Natasha has made an outstanding contribution in her role as chief people officer, and her appointment to the new role of chief executive officer, Tesco ROI, recognises the breadth of that contribution,” Murphy said. “I have no doubt she will bring the same blend of strategic thinking and people-centricity as she leads our Irish business into an exciting future.”
Adams is Irish, was born in Kerry and will re-locate back to Ireland with her family when she takes up her role in April. She will also sit on the Tesco UK leadership team.
Tesco Ireland recently announced plans to acquire ten Joyce’s Supermarkets in Galway, pending approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).