A new CEO for Tesco Ireland; new appointments for Lambert Smith Hampton, Board Excellence

By Business & Finance
26 July 2018
Kari Daniels, CEO, Tesco

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Tesco, Lambert Smith Hampton and Board Excellence

Kari Daniels, Chief Executive 

Tesco Ireland 

Kari Daniels has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tesco Ireland.

Kari joined Tesco in 2002 and is one of Tesco’s most experienced commercial directors. Currently the Commercial Director for Packaged Foods in the UK, Kari has held a number of senior commercial and marketing roles in the UK and Europe including Director of Brand in Tesco UK’s Customer team.

As CEO of Tesco Ireland, Kari will report to Jason Tarry, Tesco UK & Ireland CEO. She will also join the UK Leadership Team.

“I am very excited to be joining Tesco Ireland as chief executive. I’m looking forward to working with our team of over 13,000 people to give our customers the very best experience when they shop in Tesco. Customers have responded positively to Tesco’s sustained investment in price, quality and service and I look forward to building on this momentum as we continue to focus on serving Ireland’s shoppers a little better every day,” said Kari Daniels.

Commenting on the appointment Jason Tarry said: “Kari has shown outstanding leadership and delivered improved performance in the product categories under her remit and is the very best person to lead Tesco Ireland forward. I wish her the very best in her new role.”

Kari replaces Andrew Yaxley who has recently been appointed Tesco’s Group Chief Product Officer and joins Tesco’s Executive Leadership Team. 

David O’Callaghan, Partner 

David O’Callaghan

Board Excellence

David has been appointed Partner with Board Excellence, supporting boards in companies, organisations, non-profits and charities in Ireland, UK and Europe.

Board Excellence is a specialist and objective board consultancy practice that enables boards, working as teams, and individual directors to excel in effectiveness, performance and corporate governance. Board Excellence supports boards in all company types including investment funds, credit unions, cooperatives, state, non-profit and charity organisations across all sectors and of all sizes.

David is an experienced chairman and director and a seasoned senior executive with broad experience in the financial services sector, including extensive senior leadership experience across a range of core activities in Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c., a large, publicly-listed, international financial services organisation.

He is a highly competent and experienced board and corporate governance professional having fulfilled the role of AIB Group Company Secretary where he was a valued adviser to Chairmen, CEOs, Directors and Executives on promoting and sustaining the robustness and efficacy of corporate governance arrangements and board and committee performance and effectiveness.

David has been Non-Executive Chairman and Director of the Board of Trustees of a number of financial services industry bodies’ DB and DC pension schemes and a Non-Executive Director of numerous AIB subsidiary company Boards.

He is a Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD), Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).

David Scully, Head of Industrial and Logistics 

David Scully

Lambert Smith Hampton

David Scully has been appointed to Head of Industrial and Logistics at Lambert Smith Hampton overseeing operations in Dublin and Galway. David has a master’s degree in real estate and five years’ experience working in advisory and transactional services and valuations at CBRE.