Tesco has announced George Wright as its new commercial director, following his predecessor’s promotion to chief executive of Tesco Central Europe.
In a raft of major leadership changes at the grocer following its landmark merger with supplier Booker, Wright will replace Matt Simister as commercial director, following three years of employment at Tesco.
Wright is credited with securing the company’s Grocery Supply Code of Practice (GSCOP) following the 2014 accounting scandal, and has been leading the retailer’s commcercial strategy and operations team since 2015.
Prior to joining Tesco, Wright held positions at John Lewis and Phones 4U, after moving into the retail sector from food manufacturing roles at Unilever in Australia.
“George is an established member of the product leadership team and a valued colleague,” Tesco’s chief commercial officer Jason Tarry said.
“We wish George every success as he takes forward the leadership of Tesco’s crucial fresh food agenda.”
This comes just days after Tesco’s international chief executive Trevor Masters announced his departure from the company, seeing his job responsibilities being split into two.
Alongside Simister, Tony Hoggett will take over the role as chief executive of Tesco Asia.