As a member of the Executive Committee Charles contributes to the broad Tesco strategy agenda. He is specifically responsible for delivering UK & ROI cost synergies and driving the growth agenda set out in the Booker merger agreement. As a member of Jason’s UK & ROI leadership team he is responsible for leading the Booker business.
Charles joined Tesco in March 2018 following the merger of Tesco PLC and Booker Group plc. Charles became an executive director of Booker Group plc in 1998, which merged with Iceland plc in 2000. In 2001 he became an executive director of Arcadia Group plc and in 2004 he became an executive director of Marks & Spencer plc. In 2005 he was appointed as chief executive of Booker Group plc. Charles started his career in 1986 with Procter & Gamble following which he was a consultant with OC&C Strategy Consultants and a director of Abberton Associates.
Charles joined the Executive Committee on 5 March 2018.