New chief executive appointed at Tesco Ireland

Tesco has announced the appointment of a new chief executive for its operations in the Republic of Ireland, with current human resources director Natasha Adams due to take up her role in April.

She replaces Kari Daniels in the role, who has decided to step down from the retailer.

Adams will report to group chief executive Ken Murphy in a new role on Tesco’s executive committee, Tesco said in a statement.

“Outstanding Contribution”

“Natasha has made an outstanding contribution in her role as Chief Human Resources Officer, and her appointment to the new role of CEO of Tesco ROI, recognizes the magnitude of that contribution,” Murphy said of the new appointment.

“I have no doubt she will bring the same mix of strategic thinking and people orientation as she leads our Irish business into an exciting future.”

Adams has held a number of positions since joining Tesco in 1998, including Director of Business Support for the UK, Executive Owner of Tesco Business Services and Director of Customer Services.

The Kerry native assumed the role of Director of Human Resources in June 2018.

Departure of Kari Daniels

Commenting on Kari Daniels’ time at Tesco, during which she held various senior sales and marketing positions, Murphy added: “I would like to thank Kari for her significant contribution to our business during her time in Ireland and throughout his 20 years at Tesco.”

Tesco Ireland recently announced its intention to acquire ten Joyce’s supermarkets in Galway, pending approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). The retailer currently has a 22.2% share of the Irish grocery market, according to Kantar.

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