Directorate and Board Committee Membership Change

Tesco PLC is pleased to announce that Karen Whitworth will be joining the Board as a Non-executive Director. The appointment will take effect from 18 June 2021. She will also be appointed as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Responsibility Committee.

John Allan, Chairman, commented:

“I'm delighted to welcome Karen as a Non-executive Director. Her wealth of experience across a number of commercial, operational and governance roles, together with her knowledge of retail and corporate strategy, will undoubtedly bring additional valuable knowledge and perspective to the Board.”

There are no additional matters that would require disclosure under LR 9.6.13 R (1) to (6) in respect of Karen Whitworth.


Karen is currently a non-executive director of Pets at Home Group Plc, The Rank Group plc and Tritax Big Box REIT plc. She is also a non-executive director of Whitworth Corporate Holdings Limited and an independent adviser to GrowUp Urban Farms Limited. Previously she was a supervisory board member and member of the audit committee at GS1 UK Limited.

Karen spent over 10 years at J Sainsbury plc, latterly as a member of the commercial board and director of Non-Food Grocery and New Business. Prior to joining J Sainsbury in 2007, she was Finance Director at online entertainment business BGS Holdings Limited and held a number of senior roles at Intercontinental Hotels Group Plc. Her early career was spent at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

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