Tesco Ireland has announced the appointment of Natasha Adams as its new chief executive officer.
Adams, currently chief people officer, will be reporting to Group CEO Ken Murphy on the Tesco Executive Committee.
She will succeed Kari Daniels in her new role.
Speaking about the appointment, Ken Murphy, CEO, Tesco Group, said, "Natasha [Adams] has made an outstanding contribution in her role as Chief People Officer, and her appointment to the new role of chief executive officer, Tesco ROI, recognises the breadth of that contribution.
"I have no doubt she will bring the same blend of strategic thinking and people-centricity as she leads our Irish business into an exciting future."
According to the retailer, Daniels’ time as chief executive, ROI will come to an end in April, and after a varied and hugely successful career at Tesco, she has decided to take some time out before deciding what to do next.
Daniels has made a significant contribution to Tesco, both in her role in Ireland and throughout her 20 years with the business, during which she has held several senior commercial and marketing roles in the UK and Europe, the retailer said.
"I’d like to thank Kari for her significant contribution to our business during her time in Ireland and throughout her 20 years at Tesco," Murphy said.
Adams was born in Kerry and will re-locate back to Ireland with her family when she takes up her role in April, following a handover with Daniels.
Adams will also sit on the Tesco UK Leadership Team.
These changes come as Tesco looks to further leverage its strategic advantages and grow its business in Ireland.
Most recently, Tesco Ireland announced plans to acquire ten Joyce’s Supermarkets in Galway, pending approval by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).