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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

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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