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Tony Hoggett appointed Tesco COO

Former Tesco Asia boss Tony Hoggett has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operations officer (COO) of Tesco UK.

Alison Horner, former chief people officer, will take over as CEO for Asia. According to the group Horner has a long history of operational experience and leadership within Tesco.

Natasha Adams will be promoted from UK people officer to chief people officer and has over 20 years of experience in the business.

In a statement, Tesco said: “To elevate core operational excellence across the group we have created the position of chief operations officer (COO). This role will, like the chief product and chief customer officer roles, deliver for the UK business on a day-to-day basis, whilst also leveraging operational capability and strategy across the group.”

Matt Davies, previous CEO of Tesco’s UK and Irish business, recently stepped down from his position at the end of April, following the group’s merger with Booker. He has since been appointed by arts and crafts retailer Hobbycraft as its new chairman.

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