Tesco Appoints New Independent Non-Executive Directors
Tesco has announced that Alison Platt and Simon Patterson are to join its board as additional independent Non-Executive Directors from April 1 of this year, when Platt will also join the Remuneration Committee and Patterson will become part of the Audit Committee.
Platt is the Chief Executive of property services group, Countrywide, and brings to the new role on the Tesco board experience in the property sector, as well as customer service delivery.
She was previously Managing Director at Bupa with responsibility for International Development Markets, and has held a number of senior positions at British Airways. She is a non-executive director of Cable & Wireless Communication, and has also been chair of ‘Opportunity Now’, which aims to speed up change for women in the workplace.
Patterson is a Managing Director of Silver Lake Partners, a global technology investment firm, and is a board member of Dell and Intelsat, He has previously served on the boards of Skype, Multiplan and the Gerson Lehrman Group.
He holds an MA from King’s College, Cambridge University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Scholar and received the Alexander Robichek Award for Finance.
Chairman of Tesco’s board, John Allan commented, "I am delighted to welcome Alison and Simon to the Board and I know that their broad range of skills and experience will be a real asset to the Company.
"The Board and I very much look forward to working with them over the coming years."
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