Tesco appoints new group communications director
TESCO has announced that Irishwoman Christine Heffernan will join the executive committee as group communications director from March of this year.
Ms Heffernan will replace Jane Lawrie.
Ms Heffernan has most recently worked as executive director to Group CEO Dave Lewis. Prior to that she spent five years as director of corporate affairs in Tesco Ireland, as well as a board director and member of its senior leadership team.
She has previously worked at the European Parliament and as a policy advisor at the Treasury in London. She has been a board member of Threshold, Ireland’s national housing charity, since 2013.
Dave Lewis, Tesco Group Chief Executive, said:"I’m really pleased to welcome Christine to the Group Comms Director role. She brings a wealth of experience and business insight to the role, as well as energy and deep communications expertise.
"Strengthening our communications and building trust in our brand are key priorities for us and I look forward to Christine’s leadership in achieving those objectives."