Tesco has announced today (Tuesday January 3) that Richard Cousins has decided to resign as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Tesco non-executive director resigns

Tesco has announced today (Tuesday January 3) that Richard Cousins has decided to resign as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Deanna Oppenheimer will succeed Richard Cousins as senior independent director with immediate effect.

John Allan, chairman of the supermarket chain, said: “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Richard for his strong contributions to the deliberations of the Tesco board over the last two years, and particularly for his insights and invaluable advice as we have delivered an unprecedented level of change across the business. We wish him well for the future.”

He added: “I’m delighted that Deanna Oppenheimer has accepted the board’s invitation to become senior independent director.”

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