People: Tesco PLC (TSCO.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Allan

66 2015 Chairman of the Board

David Lewis

48 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Alan Stewart

54 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Benny Higgins

2008 Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Bank

Trevor Masters

48 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Asia

Mike McNamara

49 2011 Chief Information Officer

Matt Atkinson

2013 Chief Marketing Officer

Adrian Morris

44 2012 Group General Counsel

Chris Bush

47 2013 Managing Director, UK

Jill Easterbrook

41 2013 Managing Director - Developing Businesses

Kenneth Towle

2013 Managing Director, Central Europe and Turkey

Sharry Cramond

2013 Group Marketing Strategy and Brand director

Kevin Grace

Group Commercial Director

David Hobbs

2013 Group Business Planning director

Alison Horner

47 2011 Group Personnel Director

Steven Rigby

2013 Group Property Director

Rebecca Shelley

47 2013 Group Corporate Affairs Director

Robin Terrell

2013 Group Multichannel Director

Jonathan Lloyd

48 2006 Company Secretary

Mark Armour

57 2013 Non-Executive Director

Richard Cousins

55 2014 Non-Executive Director

Mikael Ohlsson

2014 Non-Executive Director

Gareth Bullock

59 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Patrick Cescau

66 2010 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Stuart Chambers

58 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ken Hanna

58 2009 Independent Non-Executive Director

Deanna Oppenheimer

56 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Chris Griffith

2012 Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Allan

John Murray Allan, CBE., is Chairman of the Board of Company., effective March 1, 2015. John Allan’s early career was with Lever Bros and Bristol-Myers in a variety of marketing roles. He then spent eight years at Fine Fare, a subsidiary of ABF where he was the Retail Director for Marketing, Buying and Retail Operations. He was a Divisional CEO at BET for nine years. He became CEO of Ocean Group plc in 1994 and then of Exel when Ocean Group merged with NFC in 2000 to become Exel plc, the global leader in Logistics, operating in 60 countries and ultimately with 115,000 employees. Exel was acquired by Deutsche Post in 2005 for a share price five times that of 1994, and John joined the board of Deutsche Post to manage the integration, and subsequently the new Logistics Division with 150,000 employees and a turnover of over 27 bn Euros. In 2007 he was invited to become CFO of Deutsche Post - a post he held until his retirement and return to the UK in 2009. John became Chairman of Dixons Retail in Sept 2009. Dixons conducted a comprehensive turnaround programme during which the share price more than quadrupled, culminating in a friendly merger of equals with Carphone Warehouse in August 2014 to form Dixons Carphone. He is currently a Deputy Chairman and SID of the new company, which was the best performer in the FTSE 100 in 2014. He is also Chairman of Barratt Developments and Chairman of Worldpay. John was a non-executive director of National Grid plc and 3i plc within the last five years.

David Lewis

Mr. David Lewis has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of TESCO PLC., effective October 1, 2014. He joined Unilever in 1987 after completing a BA (Hons) in Business Studies at Trent Business School, Nottingham. Over nearly 28 years Dave worked in a variety of roles with Unilever, which took him across greater Europe, Asia and the Americas. His last three roles were Chairman for Unilever in the UK and Ireland, President for the Americas and his current role as Global President, Personal Care. During his career, Dave has been responsible for a number of business turnarounds, such as Home and Personal Care Central and Eastern Europe, and Unilever UK/Ireland.

Alan Stewart

Mr. Alan J. H. Stewart has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company, effect from September 23, 2014. Alan Stewart has extensive financial experience in retail as CFO at Marks & Spencer and at WH Smith. He started his career in investment banking with HSBC. He became CFO at Thomas Cook Holdings in 1998 and was appointed UK CEO in 2001. From there he moved to WH Smith as Group CFO where he worked alongside Kate Swann to improve the company’s performance. In 2008 he was appointed CFO at AWAS, a leading aircraft leasing business, before moving to M&S in 2010. He is joining the Board of Diageo plc as Non-Executive Director in September 2014.

Benny Higgins

Mr. Benny Higgins is Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Bank, a subsidiary of Tesco PLC.Before joining Tesco Bank, Benny served as Chief Executive Officer of Retail Business at HBOS PLC. Between 1997 and 2005 Benny was Chief Executive of Retail Banking at the Royal Bank of Scotland. Prior to joining RBS, Benny was at Standard Life for 14 years. He has been Chief Executive of Tesco Bank since 2008.

Trevor Masters

Mr. Trevor John Masters is Chief Executive Officer, Asia of Tesco Plc.Trevor joined Tesco in 1979, starting his Tesco career as a Store Manager, and later a Store Director. Trevor held the role of Operations Director for Extras in the UK during a period which saw the expansion of the Extra estate from 9 to 200 stores. He has also served as CEO Central Europe and became CEO Asia in 2011.

Mike McNamara

Mr. Mike McNamara is Chief Information Officer of Tesco PLC. Mike has been with Tesco since 1998.Mike joined Tesco in 1998, having previously worked at Accenture and BT. He sat on the Board of Tesco.com from its inception in 1999 through to 2006 and led the transition of Tesco.com onto a fully online platform, as well as the national roll-out of the service. Mike is also the Chairman of Tesco’s Hindustan Service Centre

Matt Atkinson

Mr. Matt Atkinson is Chief Marketing Officer of Tesco Plc.Matt joined Tesco in 2011 as Group Marketing and Chief Digital Officer. Before joining Tesco, Matt was the Global CEO of HAVAS’s digital and data businesses. Prior to this, Matt had a diverse background in marketing, brand and agency management.

Adrian Morris

Mr. Adrian Morris is Group General Counsel of Tesco Plc. Adrian joined Tesco in September 2012 as Group General Counsel. Prior to Tesco, Adrian worked at BP plc as Associate General Counsel for Refining and Marketing. From 2002 to 2009, Adrian was with Centrica PLC, initially as European General Counsel and then as General Counsel for British Gas.

Chris Bush

Mr. Chris Bush is Managing Director, UK of Tesco PLC.Chris joined Tesco in 1982 and has held various positions including Store Manager, Store Director and International Support Office Director. Between 2004 and 2012, he worked abroad as COO Tesco Homeplus, CEO Tesco Malaysia and CEO Tesco Lotus. Chris returned in March 2012 as COO UK and was appointed UK Managing Director in January 2013.

Jill Easterbrook

Ms. Jill Easterbrook is Managing Director - Developing Businesses of Tesco PLC. Jill joined Tesco in 2001 and has held leadership roles across the Group including Retail Operations, Group Strategy, Corporate Affairs and Clothing (stores and online). As Managing Director – Developing Businesses since January 2013, Jill leads a portfolio of diverse businesses including Ireland, Telecoms, One Stop and Blinkbox.

Kenneth Towle

Mr. Kenneth Ian Towle is Managing Director, Central Europe and Turkey of Tesco PLC.Ken joined Tesco in 1985 and has held a number of roles including various UK operations roles and CEO of Tesco China. Ken joined the Executive Committee as Internet Retailing Director in 2011, before taking up his current role as Managing Director of Central Europe and Turkey in February 2013.

Sharry Cramond

Kevin Grace

Mr. Kevin Grace is Group Commercial Director of Tesco PLC.Kevin joined Tesco in 1982 and has held a number of roles including Support Office Director, COO of South Korea, CEO of Poland and UK Property Director. Kevin joined the Executive Committee in 2011 and has responsibility for commercial practice across our markets and sourcing from over 70 countries worldwide.

David Hobbs

Mr. David Hobbs is appointed as the Group Business Planning director of Tesco PLC.He joined Tesco in 2002 as UK Operations Development Director and has since held various positions including UK & Ireland Support Office Director, UK Business Planning Director and International Operations Development Director. His international roles included COO in Malaysia and China. He was promoted to Group Business Planning Director in November 2013.

Alison Horner

Ms. Alison Horner is Group Personnel Director of Tesco Plc.Alison joined Tesco in 1999 as a Personnel Manager and was later promoted to Personnel Director for Tesco’s UK operations. After eight years in stores and general merchandise roles she joined the Executive Committee in 2011 as Group Personnel Director, with responsibility for the development of our 500,000 colleagues.

Steven Rigby

Mr. Steve Rigby is appointed as the Group Property Director of Tesco PLC.He joined Tesco in 1995 as Assets and Estates Director, and became European Property Director in 2001. He was promoted to UK Property Acquisition and Estates Director in 2007 and appointed to the UK Leadership Team in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Property Officer for China. Steve was appointed to the Executive Committee on 1 November 2013 as Group Property Director joined Tesco in 1995 as Assets and Estates Director, and became European Property Director in 2001. He was promoted to UK Property Acquisition and Estates Director in 2007 and appointed to the UK Leadership Team in 2011. In 2012 he was appointed Chief Property Officer for China. Steve was appointed to the Executive Committee on 1 November 2013 as Group Property Director

Rebecca Shelley

Ms. Rebecca Shelley is Group Corporate Affairs Director of Tesco Plc. Rebecca joined Tesco in May 2012 as Group Corporate Affairs Director. Prior to Tesco, Rebecca was a partner at Brunswick LLP where she advised a range of companies on financial and corporate reputation issues. From 2000 to 2007, Rebecca worked at Prudential as Group Communications Director and was a member of its Executive Committee.

Robin Terrell

Mr. Robin Terrell is Group Multichannel Director of Tesco Plc. Robin joined Tesco in February 2013 as Group Multichannel Director. From 1999 Robin worked at Amazon, ultimately as VP & Managing Director, with responsibility for Amazon’s UK and French businesses. Robin has also held senior e-commerce and multichannel roles at Figleaves.com, John Lewis and House of Fraser.

Jonathan Lloyd

Mr. Jonathan M. Lloyd is Company Secretary Tesco Plc.Jonathan Lloyd was appointed Company Secretary to the Board in December 2006. He joined Tesco as Deputy Company Secretary and Corporate Secretariat Director in April 2005 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Jonathan is also Company Secretary of Tesco Bank.

Mark Armour

Mr. Mark Armour has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Tesco PLC., effective September 2, 2013. Mark Armour was appointed a Non-executive Director on 2 September 2013 and joined the Audit Committee on 2 October 2013. Mark was Chief Financial Officer of Reed Elsevier Group plc from 1996 until 2012 and of its two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Prior to joining Reed Elsevier in 1995, Mark was a partner of Price Waterhouse in London. He is a Non-executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council and a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of SABMiller plc. Mark is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Richard Cousins

Mr. Richard J. Cousins has been appointed as Senior Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective April 7, 2015. Prior to joining Compass in 2006, Richard worked for 15 years for BPB PLC, most recently as Group Chief Executive from 2000 to 2005, as well as a variety of roles including Corporate Planning and Business Development; Group Financial Controller; Managing Director, UK & US paper and packaging companies; and President of BPB Canada. Richard's early career included roles at Cadbury Schweppes PLC and BTR PLC. He is a member of the advisory board of Lancaster University Business School. Richard holds a BSc in Mathematics from Sheffield University and an MA in Operational Research from Lancaster University.

Mikael Ohlsson

Mr. Mikael Ohlsson has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company effective 1 November 2014. Mikael worked for 34 years for IKEA, carrying out a wide range of roles across the business, including as store manager, marketing manager for IKEA in Sweden, MD and Country Manager IKEA Belgium, MD and Country Manager IKEA Canada, Managing Director IKEA Sweden and Regional Retail Manager for Europe, Southern Europe and North America in combination with responsibility for Group Staff Retail, becoming CEO and President of the IKEA Group in 2009. Mikael was a member of the Executive Management Group of the IKEA Group from 1995 until 2013. Mikael holds a diploma in Industrial Economy from Linköping Tekniska Högskola.

Gareth Bullock

Mr. Gareth Richard Bullock is Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesco Plc. He was appointed a Non-executive Director on 3 July 2010 and was appointed to the Board of Tesco Bank as a Non-executive Director effective 17 July 2012. He was appointed Non-executive Director of Informa Plc on 1 January 2014. Gareth was Group Executive Director of Standard Chartered plc until his retirement in 2010. Gareth is a Non-executive Director of Global Market Group Ltd and a Senior Advisor to Good Governance Group (G3).

Patrick Cescau

Mr. Patrick Jean Pierre Cescau is no longer a Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesco Plc., effective April 7, 2015. Patrick Cescau was appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 February 2009 and became Senior Independent Director in July 2010. Patrick was Group Chief Executive of Unilever from 2005 to January 2009, and prior to this he was Chairman of Unilever plc and Vice Chairman of Unilever NV and Foods Director. He was also a Non-executive Director of Pearson plc from 2002 until 2012 and became Senior Independent Director in April 2010. He was a Director of INSEAD from 2009 to 2013. Patrick was appointed Non-executive Chairman of InterContinental Hotels Group in January 2013 and is also a Non-executive Director of International Airlines Group.

Stuart Chambers

Mr. Stuart J. Chambers is Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesco Plc.Stuart Chambers was appointed a Non-executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee on 3 July 2010 and was a Non-executive Director of the Board of Tesco Bank from 17 July 2012 to 4 February 2014. He was appointed Chairman of ARM Plc on 1 March 2014. Stuart was Group Chief Executive of NSG Group from 2008 to 2009. Prior to NSG’s acquisition of Pilkington plc in 2006, Stuart was Group Chief Executive of Pilkington plc. He was a Non-executive Director of Smiths Group plc and a Non-executive Director of Manchester Airport Group plc. Stuart was appointed Chairman of Rexam plc on 23 February 2012.

Ken Hanna

Mr. Ken Hanna is Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesco Plc.Ken Hanna was appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 April 2009 and became Audit Committee Chairman on 5 October 2012. Ken was previously Chief Financial Officer of Cadbury plc from 2004 until 2009 and prior to that an Operating Partner of Compass Partners and CFO and then CEO of Dalgety plc. Ken has also been CFO of United Distillers and Avis Europe plc. He is currently Chairman of Inchcape plc, Aggreko plc and Shooting Star CHASE. Ken is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Deanna Oppenheimer

Ms. Deanna W. Oppenheimer is Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesco PLC. She was appointed a Non-executive Director on 1 March 2012 and was appointed to the Board of Tesco Bank as a Non-executive Director effective from 17 July 2012. Deanna held various senior roles at Barclays, including Vice Chair of Global Retail Banking and also as Chief Executive of Europe Retail and Business Banking. She has also served as a Non-executive Director of Catellus and Plum Creek Timber. Deanna is currently CEO of CameoWorks LLC and a Non-executive Director at NCR Corporation and at The AXA Group.

Chris Griffith

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