Tesco director Lucy Neville Rolfe joins the board of ITV

TESCO’S corporate and legal affairs director Lucy Neville-Rolfe yesterday became the first woman to join the board of broadcaster ITV following Archie Norman’s arrival as chairman earlier this year.

Neville-Rolfe, one of Tesco’s most senior figures, has been at the retailer for the past 13 years. Prior to that, she spent years in Whitehall, including a stint in then-Prime Minister John Major’s policy unit and another as director of the Deregulation Unit.

Norman said: “We set out to create a lean, high calibre board, and Lucy brings a unique combination of consumer and governmental experience as well as sheer intellectual calibre.”

The other members of ITV’s board are chief executive Adam Crozier, finance director Ian Griffiths and non-executives Mike Clasper, chairman of Which?; Andy Haste, chief executive of RSA Insurance; and John Ormerod, chairman of Tribal Group.