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Alan Wragg

Alan Wragg
Category Technical Director for Tesco

Alison Horner

Alison Horner
Chief People Officer

Amanda Sankey

Amanda Sankey
Product Development Manager

Andrew Boyle

Andrew Boyle
Development Project Manager

Andrew Yaxley

Andrew Yaxley
CEO Ireland

Angela Porter

Angela Porter
Head of Brand Advertising

Anuradha Chandra

Anuradha Chandra
Programme Specialist, UNICEF UK

Barbara Young

Barbara Young
Chief Executive, Diabetes UK

Beatrice Forrester

Beatrice Forrester
Trainee Buyer

Benny Higgins

Benny Higgins
CEO Tesco Bank and Group Strategy Director

Carmel McConnell

Carmel McConnell
Magic Breakfast Founder

Chris Monticolombi and Taiwo Omisore

Chris Monticolombi and Taiwo Omisore
Members of our Young People’s Panel

Dan Jago

Dan Jago
Group Wine Director

Georg Fischer

Georg Fischer
CEO Tesco Malaysia

Hannah Cornick

Hannah Cornick
Head of Opportunities for Young People

Helen Dwyer

Helen Dwyer
Buying Manager

James Stephen

James Stephen
Aberdeenshire TSDG dairy farmer and Committee Chairman

Jill Easterbrook

Jill Easterbrook
Group Business Transformation Director

John Christie

John Christie
CEO Tesco Lotus

Judith Nelson

Judith Nelson
UK Personnel Director

Karen Tonks

Karen Tonks
Tesco Company Nutritionist

Kelcey Hwang

Kelcey Hwang
Team Leader - Corporate Social Responsibility Team of Tesco Homeplus

Kevin Doherty OBE

Kevin Doherty OBE
Project Director Group Processes

Laura Carter

Laura Carter
Service Manager, Manchester Metro

Laura Jewell

Laura Jewell
Product Development Manager

Linda Cregan

Linda Cregan
CEO, Children’s Food Trust

Lindsay Boswell

Lindsay Boswell
CEO FareShare

Luke Hickton

Luke Hickton
Innovation Team

Mark Little

Mark Little
Head of Food Waste Reduction

Martina Milburn CBE

Martina Milburn CBE
CEO of The Prince’s Trust

Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon
Defence Secretary

Mike Baess

Mike Baess
Tesco Food Writer

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara
Chief Information Officer

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg
Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Deputy Prime Minister

Paul Jones

Paul Jones
Head of Design

Paul Morris

Paul Morris
Customer Communications Director, UK Marketing

Paul Ritchie

Paul Ritchie
CEO Tesco China

Paul Wilkinson

Paul Wilkinson
Head of Technology Research at Tesco Labs

Pornpen Nartpiriyarat

Pornpen Nartpiriyarat
Head of Trading Law and Technical, Tesco Lotus

Rachel Bushby

Rachel Bushby
Early Careers Programme Manager

Raymond Blanc

Raymond Blanc
Chef

Rebecca Shelley

Rebecca Shelley
Group Communications Director

Robert Folly

Robert Folly
Store Manager

Robin Terrell

Robin Terrell
Chief Customer Officer

Sarah Mackie

Sarah Mackie
Head of Local Sourcing

Simon Hay

Simon Hay
Chief Executive - dunnhumby

Tom Hind

Tom Hind
Group Agriculture Director

Tracey Clements

Tracey Clements
Community & Customer Experience Director

Trevor Masters

Trevor Masters
CEO International

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Robert Folly

Robert Folly

Store Manager

I joined Tesco in 2001 as a duty manager in our Express format and ultimately spent five years as an Express Manager. After attending the Store Manager Academy, I worked for several years in and around London and eventually found myself running the Teddington Metro store. I have been the Store Manager at the Regent Street Metro since October 2012.

My typical day at work...starts with the journey from Berkshire to Central London. After the morning store walk with the Night Manager, I spend time with my management team planning how to improve the store for colleagues and customers. During peak trading hours, I work with the team on the shop floor helping them deliver a fantastic shopping experience for customers. After work, I return home to tuck my son up in bed and have dinner with my wife, train delays permitting!

Outside work...I live sport, especially cricket and football being a Hampshire and Liverpool supporter. I am also passionate about French cuisine, which I love cooking for friends and family. Finally, I am a car enthusiast and a big Oasis fan.

My favourite Tesco product is...Finest chorizo sausage.

We’ve refreshed nearly 300 stores in the UK this year as part of our Building a Better Tesco plan. In September, it was the turn of my store in Regent Street.

 

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Meet our contributors

Alan Wragg
Alison Horner
Amanda Sankey
Andrew Boyle
Andrew Yaxley
Angela Porter
Anuradha Chandra
Barbara Young
Beatrice Forrester
Benny Higgins
Carmel McConnell
Chris Monticolombi and Taiwo Omisore
Georg Fischer
Hannah Cornick
Helen Dwyer
James Stephen
Jill Easterbrook
John Christie
Judith Nelson
Karen Tonks
Kelcey Hwang
Kevin Doherty OBE
Laura Carter
Linda Cregan
Lindsay Boswell
Luke Hickton
Mark Little
Martina Milburn CBE
Michael Fallon
Mike Baess
Mike McNamara
Nick Clegg
Paul Jones
Paul Morris
Paul Ritchie
Paul Wilkinson
Pornpen Nartpiriyarat
Rachel Bushby
Raymond Blanc
Rebecca Shelley
Robert Folly
Robin Terrell
Sarah Mackie
Simon Hay
Tom Hind
Tracey Clements
Trevor Masters