Tesco appoints UK exec Kari Daniels as new Irish CEO

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Tesco UK executive Kari Daniels has been appointed chief executive of the retailer’s Irish business, where she will replace Andrew Yaxley.

Daniels joined Tesco in 2002, and has most recently been working as commercial director for packaged foods in the UK.

She will succeed Yaxley in September, who will move on to the role of group chief product officer.

“Customers have responded positively to Tesco’s sustained investment in price, quality and service and I look forward to building on this momentum as we continue to focus on serving Ireland’s shoppers a little better every day,” Daniels said.

UK and Ireland chief executive Jason Tarry said: “Kari has shown outstanding leadership and delivered improved performance in the product categories under her remit and is the very best person to lead Tesco Ireland forward”.

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