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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

John Allan

70 2015 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

David Lewis

2014 Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Alan Stewart

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Alison Horner

50 2018 Chief Executive Officer - Asia

Gerry Mallon

2018 Chief Executive - Tesco Bank

Matthew Simister

2017 Chief Executive Officer, Central Europe

Jason Tarry

2018 CEO of the UK & ROI business

Antony Hoggett

2018 Chief Operating Officer

Adrian Morris

45 2012 Group General Counsel

Natasha Adams

2018 Chief People Officer

Alessandra Bellini

2017 Chief Customer Officer

Christine Heffernan

2019 Group Communications Director

Andrew Yaxley

2018 Chief Product Officer

Robert Welch

Group Company Secretary

Mark Armour

2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Melissa Bethell

42 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Stewart Gilliland

62 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Steve Golsby

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Byron Grote

71 2015 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mikael Ohlsson

58 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Deanna Oppenheimer

61 2017 Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon Patterson

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alison Platt

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Lindsey Pownall

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Chris Griffith

2012 Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

John Allan

Mr. John Murray Allan, CBE., is Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Company since March 1, 2015. Mr. John has significant board, retail and financial experience gained from both the commercial and financial sectors. He was CEO of Exel PLC and, when it was acquired by Deutsche Post in 2005, he joined the board of Deutsche Post, becoming CFO in 2007 until his retirement in 2009. John was chairman of Dixons Retail plc during its turnaround period, and following its merger with Carphone Warehouse was deputy chairman and senior independent director of Dixons Carphone until 2015. He was also previously a non-executive director of Worldpay Group PLC, National Grid plc, the UK Home Office Supervisory Board, 3i plc, PHS Group plc, Connell plc, Royal Mail plc, Wolseley plc and Hamleys plc and chairman of London First.

David Lewis

Mr. David Lewis serves as Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of TESCO PLC., effective 1 September 2014. Mr. Dave has significant experience in brand marketing, customer management and general management. Prior to joining Tesco, he worked for Unilever for nearly 30 years in a variety of different roles across Europe, Asia and the Americas. He has experience across many sectors in the UK and overseas, and has been responsible for a number of business turnarounds. He was previously a non-executive director of Sky PLC

Alan Stewart

Mr. Alan J. H. Stewart serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of the Company since September 23, 2014. Mr. Alan brings to the Board significant corporate finance and accounting experience from a variety of highly competitive industries, including retail, banking and travel, as well as executive leadership experience within a listed company environment. Alan is a non-executive director of Tesco Bank. Prior to joining Tesco, he was UK CEO and CFO of Thomas Cook Holdings, group finance director of WHSmith plc and CFO for AWAS and Marks & Spencer plc. He was previously a non-executive director of Games Workshop Group plc. .

Alison Horner

Ms. Alison Horner serves as Chief Executive Officer - Asia of Tesco Plc. Alison joined the Executive Committee on 1 March 2011. Ms. Alison is responsible for Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia. Alison also leads our developing business partnerships across the region. Alison joined Tesco in 1999 and worked in a variety of operational leadership roles running stores and leading change programmes, prior to being appointed Chief People Officer in 2011. She was appointed to her current role on 1 June 2018. Alison is a member of the Manchester Business School Advisory Board. Alison joined the Executive Committee on 1 March 2011.

Gerry Mallon

Mr. Gerry Mallon serves as Chief Executive - Tesco Bank of the Company. Mr. Gerry is responsible for leading Tesco Bank. Gerry has held a number of leadership roles in financial services. Most recently Gerry served as chief executive officer of Ulster Bank Ireland where he led significant change in the business, including broad investment in technology to modernise the bank. In this role, Gerry was a member of the RBS personal and business banking executive committee. Before joining Ulster Bank, Gerry served as chief executive officer of Danske Bank UK (formerly Northern Bank) for eight years, successfully leading the organisation in the aftermath of the financial crisis. Earlier in his career, Gerry held roles at Bank of Ireland, McKinsey & Company, and the UK Civil Service. Outside of financial services, Gerry served as pro-chancellor and chair of council at the University of Ulster, president of the Institute of Banking in Ireland, and he is currently chairman of the Irish Football Association.

Matthew Simister

Mr. Matthew Simister serves as Chief Executive Officer, Central Europe of the Company. Mr. Matt is responsible for all of Tesco’s businesses in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Matt joined Tesco in 1996 as a marketer. He built on his UK experience with three years as Commercial Director for our Czech and Slovak businesses. Following this, he returned to the UK to set up our Group Food capability, managing our regional fresh food and Tesco Brand sourcing, buying and inbound supply chains for the UK, ROI, Central Europe and Asia. In April 2017, Matt was appointed to his current role of CEO, Central Europe.

Jason Tarry

Mr. Jason Tarry serves as CEO of the UK & ROI business of the Company. Mr. Jason is responsible for all of Tesco’s businesses in the UK and ROI. Jason joined Tesco in October 1990 on the graduate recruitment programme. He has held a number of positions in the UK and internationally across both food and non-food divisions. Jason became CEO for clothing across the Group in 2012, before being appointed as Chief Product Officer in January 2015. In July 2018, Jason was appointed to his current role of CEO, UK & ROI. Jason joined the Executive Committee on 1 January 2015

Antony Hoggett

Mr. Antony Hoggett serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Tony is responsible for developing the operational capability and strategy across the Group as well as leading the operations of the UK business. Tony also has responsibility for Tesco’s joint ventures in both China and India. Tony joined Tesco in 1990 and has served in a range of leadership roles in the UK and Asia over the last three decades. Between 2007 and 2011 he held the roles of VP South China, as well as President North China, before moving to Turkey as Chief Operating Officer for Tesco Kipa. In 2011, Tony returned to the UK and held Managing Director roles across all of our large store formats. He also joined the board of Tesco Mobile in 2012. In 2014, he joined the UK Leadership Team as Retail Director and then was appointed Chief Operating Officer UK in 2016 and CEO, Asia in 2017. Tony was appointed to his current role on 1 June 2018.

Adrian Morris

Mr. Adrian Morris serves as Group General Counsel of Tesco Plc. Adrian is responsible for the legal, company secretarial, government relations, regulatory and compliance functions across Tesco. 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 and prior to that at Centrica PLC, initially as european group general counsel and then as general counsel for British Gas. Adrian is a Tesco Pension Trustee. Adrian joined the Executive Committee on 6 September 2012.

Natasha Adams

Ms. Natasha Adams serves as Chief People Officer of the Company. Ms. Natasha is responsible for setting the people strategy and plans at Tesco, including reward, colleague experience and capability. Natasha joined Tesco in 1998 as a Personnel Manager and has served in a range of store-focused roles over the last 20 years, including as Customer Services Director UK, Business Support Director UK and Group Personnel Manager for Scotland. In 2016 Natasha was promoted to People Director for Tesco’s UK and Ireland stores and joined the UK Leadership Team before being appointed to her current role of Chief People Officer. Natasha is a Tesco Pension Trustee.

Alessandra Bellini

Ms. Alessandra Bellini serves as Chief Customer Officer of the Company. Ms. Alessandra is responsible for building the Tesco brand globally and putting the customer at the heart of everything that we do. Prior to Tesco, Alessandra worked at Unilever for more than 21 years, latterly as vice president for the food category in North America and food general manager for the USA. Previously, she had a 12-year career in advertising, working both in Italy and the UK. As an international executive, Alessandra has held roles in North America, the UK, Italy and Central and Eastern Europe. Alessandra joined the Executive Committee on 1 March 2017

Christine Heffernan

Ms. Christine Heffernan serves as Group Communications Director of the Company. Ms. Christine is responsible for rebuilding trust in the Tesco brand and its businesses. Christine joined Tesco in 2014. Since October 2018 she has supported the Group Chief Executive in delivery of the corporate reputation plan for the centenary year and prior to that was the Corporate Affairs Director for Tesco Ireland. Prior to Tesco, Christine worked in communications in both the energy and telecoms sectors. Christine joined the Executive Committee on 1 March 2019.

Andrew Yaxley

Mr. Andrew Yaxley serves as Chief Product Officer of the Company. Mr. Andrew is responsible for setting the strategy and policy for the planning, ranging, sourcing and supply of the products we sell across the Group. In addition, he has direct responsibility for managing this for the UK. Andrew joined Tesco in 2001 from Mars Inc. He has worked across a number of product divisions including four years as Commercial Director for our Czech and Slovak businesses. On returning to the UK in 2007 he first led the Packaged Division and then in 2010 the Fresh Division. He became Managing Director of the London business in 2013, before moving to Ireland as CEO in April 2015. In July 2018, he was promoted to Chief Product Officer. Andrew joined the Executive Committee on 16 July 2018

Robert Welch

Mr. Robert Welch serves as Group Company Secretary of the Company. Mr. Robert has worked as a company secretary for more than 25 years during which time he has held the positions of group company secretary at FirstGroup plc and company secretary at Kazakhmys PLC. Robert has also held senior positions at BPB plc and Kwik Save Group PLC. He is a member of the ICSA’s Company Secretaries’ Forum and the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of FTSE 100 companies.

Mark Armour

Mr. Mark H. Armour serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Tesco PLC., since September 2, 2013. Mr. Mark has significant strategic planning and financial expertise, as well as experience of executive leadership. He was CFO of Reed Elsevier Group plc and its two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV (now RELX PLC), from 1996 to 2012. This role has provided him with considerable experience of digital business transition and operating in a multi-channel environment. Prior to joining Reed Elsevier, he was a partner at Price Waterhouse in London. He was previously a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of SABMiller PLC.

Melissa Bethell

Ms. Melissa W. Bethell is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, with effect from 24 September 2018. Ms. Melissa brings to the Board a wealth of international business strategy and investment management experience. Melissa is currently a partner of Atairos, an equity investment fund backed by Comcast NBCUniversal. She is managing partner of the London office and responsible for Atairos’ investment activities in Europe. Melissa was previously a managing director of Bain Capital, where she worked for over 18 years and was a member of the senior leadership team responsible for strategy setting, fundraising and portfolio management. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Melissa worked in the capital markets group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., with a particular focus on media and technology. She was also previously a director of Ship Midco Limited and served as a non-executive director of Samsonite Corporation (Samsonite International S.A.), Worldpay Group PLC and Atento S.A.

Stewart Gilliland

Mr. Stewart Charles Gilliland is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Stewart has significant business and management experience in international markets, specifically those in Europe, having previously held roles with leading consumer-facing companies, including Whitbread, Mitchells & Butler and Interbrew. He held the position of chief executive of Müller Dairies UK and Ireland until 2010. Prior to joining Tesco, he was chairman of Booker Group plc.

Steve Golsby

Mr. Steve Golsby serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Steve has a wealth of knowledge of operating internationally, specifically significant leadership experience in Asia, a key market for Tesco. He has a strong background in consumer marketing and held senior executive positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Unilever, before being appointed president of Mead Johnson Nutrition, a leading global infant nutrition company, in 2004. He was president and CEO from 2008 to 2013 and a non-executive director from 2013 to 2017. He was also previously a nonexecutive director of Beam Inc. His extensive international and board experience give him invaluable insights and understanding as Chair of the Remuneration Committee.

Byron Grote

Dr. Byron Elmer Grote serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 May 2015. Mr. Byron brings broad financial and international experience to the Board, having worked across BP PLC in a variety of commercial, operational and executive roles covering numerous geographies. Byron’s strategic focus and financial experience complements the balance of skills on the Board and makes him ideal for the role of Chair of the Audit Committee. He served on the BP PLC board from 2000 until 2013 and was BP’s CFO during much of that period. He was previously a non-executive director of Unilever PLC.

Mikael Ohlsson

Mr. Mikael Ohlsson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 November 2014. Mr. Mikael joined the Board after an extensive career at IKEA Group, holding a variety of senior roles including being a member of the executive committee from 1995 until 2013 and holding the position of CEO and president from 2009 until 2013. He brings a wealth of retail and value chain experience as well as knowledge of sustainability, people and strategy in an international environment. He was previously a non-executive director and vice chairman of Volvo Cars AB.

Deanna Oppenheimer

Ms. Deanna W. Oppenheimer serves as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Tesco PLC. Mr. Deanna has significant marketing, brand management and consumer knowledge and experience, bringing a broad perspective to the Board. She held several senior roles at Barclays plc, including chief executive of UK Retail and Business Banking and vice chair of Global Retail Banking. Deanna was appointed as chair of Hargreaves Lansdown plc in February 2018. She is also currently a non-executive director of the US fresh-prepared food company, Joshua Green Corporation and is the founder of advisory firm, CameoWorks LLC, which provides bespoke support to early stage companies. Deanna was previously a non-executive director of NCR Corporation and Worldpay, Inc. Her extensive board, investor and commercial experience makes her a strong Senior Independent Director.

Simon Patterson

Mr. Simon Patterson serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 April 2016. Mr. Simon has extensive knowledge of and years of experience in finance, technology and global operations gained in various management and leadership roles. He was a member of the founding management team of the logistics software company Global Freight Exchange and has worked at the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company. He has previously served on the boards of Skype, MultiPlan, Cegid Group, Intelsat, Gerson Lehrman Group and N Brown Group.

Alison Platt

Ms. Alison Platt serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 April 2016. Ms. Alison has extensive experience of leadership in customer-driven organisations across the healthcare, insurance and property sectors. As CEO of Countrywide, a position she held until January 2018, she gained significant business-to-business experience adding this to the international experience she gained whilst leading a number of Bupa’s businesses across Asia, Southern and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Alison’s experience as a CEO enables her to provide challenge and advice to the Board across a range of issues. Alison was previously chair of Opportunity Now and a non-executive director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Cable and Wireless Communications PLC.

Lindsey Pownall

Ms. Lindsey Pownall OBE serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since 1 April 2016. Mr. Lindsey has substantial experience in food, grocery and retail brand development, having enjoyed a career of more than 20 years at Samworth Brothers, the leading UK supplier of premium quality chilled and ambient foods. She joined the Samworth board in 2001 and served as chief executive between 2011 and 2015. Lindsey is a passionate advocate of supplier relationships, customers, colleagues and sustainability which directly support Tesco’s strategy and her role as Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee.

Chris Griffith