Deanna Oppenheimer, a former high-flying banker who joined the board of Tesco three years ago, has been drafted to join the supermarket’s nominations committee next month.
The appointment comes after Oppenheimer, previously the boss of Barclays UK retail and business bank, was made chairman of Tesco’s remuneration committee earlier this year.
The nominations committee oversees the structure of Tesco’s board. The role includes ensuring there is the correct balance of executive and non-executive directors and the right mix of skills.
As Tesco emerged from a profit warning and an accounting scandal last year, it was criticised for not having enough non-executives with retailing backgrounds on its board.
Under chief executive Dave Lewis the board has undergone a complete overhaul, with retail heavyweights such as former Ikea boss Mikael Ohlsson brought in.