UK & ROI CEO of Tesco on board to help IGD drive tangible progress for society, business and the individual.
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.”
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Notes to editors:
- IGD is an organisation of two interconnected communities. The profits from Commercial Insight are reinvested into Social Impact, which together work to drive change that makes a tangible difference for society, business and the individual.
- Social Impact from IGD is delivered in four key areas:
a. People – focussed on giving young people opportunities to develop their employability and life skills, and on building the knowledge and capability of food and consumer goods industry colleagues, to foster an inclusive and productive workforce;
b. Health – nutrition experts use the latest research and behavioural science to develop practical tools that help the whole industry. IGD is collaborating with and inspiring companies to adopt best practice and implement change;
c. Sustainability – focused on mobilising the industry to tackle climate change, reduce food waste, increase food surplus redistribution, develop sustainable packaging systems and accelerate the industry’s progress towards Net Zero;
d. Economics – supporting better strategic planning and decision making, for the benefit of consumers, through economic analysis and engagement with policy makers.
- Commercial Insight is delivered through six core areas:
a. Retail Analysis – providing trusted data and insight, straight from the heart of retail;
b. ShopperVista – providing insight that creates the foundation for progressive shopper and category thinking;
c. Events – providing compelling experiences that connect people and ideas together;
d. MarketTrack – the most trusted, rigorous market read in the retail sector;
e. Supply Chain Analysis – providing answers and unlocking potential;
f. Solutions – personalised solutions that address the critical customer and commercial challenges.
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