Jul 2, 2023

New Tesco chairman appointed after former quits amid claims

Tesco has appointed a new chairman after the supermarket's former boss stepped down following allegations over his behaviour. Mr Allan strongly denied three of four claims made against him by four women, but Tesco said they risked "Becoming a distraction" to the company. In May, a report in the Guardian newspaper claimed that Mr Allan had touched a Tesco employee at the Tesco's annual shareholder meeting last year. Following claims he inappropriately touched a Tesco staff member, the supermarket group said it began an "Extensive review of the allegation". Board member Byron Grote, who was interim chairman before Mr Murphy's appointment, said in May that Tesco had made "No findings of wrongdoing" against Mr Allan.

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