Tesco appoints Karen Whitworth as non-executive director

Tesco appoints Karen Whitworth as non-executive director
// Tesco hires Karen Whitworth as a non-executive director, effective from June 2021
// She is currently a non-exec director at Pets at Home and is a former Sainsbury’s executive

Tesco has hired former Sainsbury’s executive Karen Whitworth for a position in its boardroom as non-executive director.

Effective from June next year, Whitworth will also be appointed as a member of Tesco’s audit committee and corporate responsibility committee.

Up until 2018, she worked ay Sainsbury’s, where her most recent role was business unit director for non food grocery.


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She is also a former chief executive of Whitworth Corporate Holdings.

Meanwhile, Whitworth is currently a non-executive director of Pets at Home, The Rank Group and Tritax Big Box REIT.

“I’m delighted to welcome Karen as a non-executive director,” Tesco chairman John Allan said.

“Her wealth of experience across a number of commercial, operational and governance roles, together with her knowledge of retail and corporate strategy, will undoubtedly bring additional valuable knowledge and perspective to the board.”

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