Retail veteran John Allan in the running for Tesco chairman role

 
Kasmira Jefford
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Allan was chairman of Dixons before its merger with Carphone
DIXONS Carphone deputy chairman John Allan is tipped to be named as the next chairman of Tesco as the supermarket attempts to revive its fortunes and draw a line under last year’s accounting scandal.

Tesco is understood to have drawn up a shortlist of potential candidates to replace Sir Richard Broadbent, who announced in November he would step down after a turbulent year.

Sir Ian Cheshire was also in the running for the role. But the former Kingfisher chief executive is believed to have bowed out of the race, preferring to find another chief executive position.

Allan is also chairman of housebuilder Barratt Developments and sits on the board of Royal Mail.




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