Charles joined the Executive Committee on 5 March 2018.
Charles is responsible for leading the Booker businesses, including delivering the cost synergies and driving the growth agenda set out in the merger agreement.
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.