Tesco CEO Jason Tarry named new President for IGD

Tesco CEO Jason Tarry named new President for IGD

Jason Tarry, UK & ROI Chief Executive Officer of Tesco PLC, has been appointed President of IGD by its Board of Trustees. Already an active member of IGD’s Policy Issues Council, Jason will take on the Presidency from Patrick Coveney on 01 January 2023.

Jason has been UK & ROI CEO of Tesco since July 2018 and joined the Executive Committee for the Group in 2015. During his 32-year career at Tesco, he has held several senior positions in the UK and internationally, including CEO for clothing and Chief Product Officer.

Susan Barratt, CEO of IGD, said “I am delighted to welcome Jason as IGD President. With more than 30 years’ experience at the UK’s largest supermarket, Jason is a highly respected leader bringing a wealth of invaluable experience to the role.

“His mix of international experience, plus the leadership he demonstrated during the pandemic, make him superbly placed to help IGD in our unique role of uniting, mobilising and inspiring the food and consumer goods industry around critical social, economic, and business issues.”

Jason Tarry, UK CEO of Tesco, said “I’m honoured to become President of IGD, an organisation that plays an important role in bringing together our industry to deliver progressive change. I look forward to working alongside IGD and its members to continue to make a positive impact in the industry and support our customers, colleagues and suppliers through this challenging period.”