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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
Managing Director, London

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

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
UK & Group Wine Director

David Wood

David Wood
Group Managing Director Health and Wellness Division

Derek Lawlor

Derek Lawlor
Category Director (Meat, Fish & Poultry)

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

Ken Towle

Ken Towle
Managing Director of Central Europe and Turkey

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

Matt Atkinson

Matt Atkinson
Former Chief Creative Officer

Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon
Defence Secretary

Mike Baess

Mike Baess
Tesco Food Writer

Mike McNamara

Mike McNamara
Chief Information Officer

Neil McCourt

Neil McCourt
Acting UK & ROI Support Office Director

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 Corporate Affairs Director

Robert Folly

Robert Folly
Store Manager

Robin Terrell

Robin Terrell
Chief Customer Officer

Sarah Mackie

Sarah Mackie
Head of Local Sourcing

Scott Deutrom

Scott Deutrom
Managing Director, Clubcard TV

Simon Belsham

Simon Belsham
Managing Director, Grocery Home Shopping, Dotcom

Simon Hay

Simon Hay
Chief Executive - dunnhumby

Steve Strachota

Steve Strachota
Director of Distribution for the UK & ROI

Tom Hind

Tom Hind
Group Agriculture Director

Tracey Clements

Tracey Clements
Community & Customer Experience Director

Trevor Masters

Trevor Masters
CEO Asia

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Judith Nelson

Judith Nelson

UK Personnel Director

@judithknelson

I joined Tesco in 1993 and held a number of Personnel roles within stores before moving to Head Office in 2000 to lead one of the change programmes as part of the People Plan.

I was then appointed as Personnel Director for Stores and Distribution and in 2007 joined the international team as International Personnel Director. Two years ago I became Personnel Director for the UK and ROI and a member of the UK Leadership Team.

My favourite Tesco product is...Tesco dog treats as they keep my dog quiet for at least an hour!

The best piece of advice I have ever been given is… from my mum: try your hardest and be yourself.

The three things that drive me are… Working with great people, making a difference and having stretching goals.

Behind every little thing we do to improve our customers’ Tesco experience there’s a team of IT experts working away. I’m not just talking about new shopping apps, or the launch of Tesco’s hudl tablet. I’m talking about how we make sure we’ve got the right stock on our shelves, the same prices on our labels as at the till, and the facility to ‘Scan as you Shop’ so you don’t have to queue.

 

Last week Philip, myself and a number of our senior colleagues were joined for the day by students from local schools to see how we run our business. It was part of Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day, an initiative that encourages organisations to open their doors to young people, so they can see how decisions are made and share their views on how we work.

 

At Tesco everyone is welcome and we passionately believe that everyone should be able to develop their careers and themselves. My job as UK and ROI Personnel Director is to make sure that happens, and to show people both inside and outside the business that everyone here has the opportunity to get on. This week, I’ve had the chance to meet two groups of young people, to listen to their aspirations for their own careers and the reality of trying to get your first break in the current jobs market.

 

Looking back over the past year at Tesco, it’s been a pretty challenging time. In April 2012, we set out to turn around the UK business by putting the customer back at the heart of everything we do, but we couldn’t do that without the help and support of all our 300,000 colleagues. So when Philip announced his £1bn investment plan to Build a Better Tesco, ‘Staff and Service’ was No.1 of the six points he set out to improve.

 

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, so I wanted to share with you my huge pride in the programme we run here at Tesco, and in all the thousands of colleagues who’ve been part of it.

 

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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
David Wood
Derek Lawlor
Georg Fischer
Hannah Cornick
Helen Dwyer
James Stephen
Jill Easterbrook
John Christie
Judith Nelson
Karen Tonks
Kelcey Hwang
Ken Towle
Kevin Doherty OBE
Laura Carter
Linda Cregan
Lindsay Boswell
Luke Hickton
Mark Little
Martina Milburn CBE
Michael Fallon
Mike Baess
Mike McNamara
Neil McCourt
Nick Clegg
Paul Jones
Paul Morris
Paul Ritchie
Paul Wilkinson
Pornpen Nartpiriyarat
Rachel Bushby
Raymond Blanc
Rebecca Shelley
Robert Folly
Robin Terrell
Sarah Mackie
Scott Deutrom
Simon Belsham
Simon Hay
Steve Strachota
Tom Hind
Tracey Clements
Trevor Masters