Tesco appoints Sir Richard Broadbent as chairman

    Tesco appoints Sir Richard Broadbent as chairman

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    recently announced Sir Richard Broadbent to be their next Chairman after David Reid, retires in November 2011.

    Sir Richard, who is currently Deputy Chairman at Plc, will join the Board of Tesco Plc as a Non-executive Director with effect from 2 July 2011 and will become Chairman on 30 November 2011.

    "I am very pleased that Richard will be joining our Board and then succeeding me as Chairman later in the year. I am sure that with his wide expertise, his board experience and his personal qualities he will contribute greatly to the future growth of the Group. Good management succession is very important to Tesco and this appointment is the result of a thorough process led by and endorsed by all members of the Board’" said David Reid, Chairman, Tesco Plc.

    "It has been an honour and a pleasure to have worked with the Tesco team for so many exciting and fruitful years, first as an Executive Director for 18 years and since 2004 as Chairman."

    "I am delighted to be joining the Board of an innovative and growing global business. I look forward to working with a great team and playing my part in helping guide Tesco to further success in the future," said Sir Richard.

    Patrick Cescau, Senior Independent Director, said: "I would like to welcome Richard to Tesco and thank David for his immense contribution to our success over 25 years, both as an Executive Director and as Chairman. His wise counsel and great experience will be missed. We wish him every success in the future."

    – IndiaRetailing Bureau