The Daily Telegraph feature called Public Life on 15 May 2008 introduces a new Tesco star to the world, Daniel Gilesenan. As Tesco moves from a UK grocer to a major international corporation with M & A activity round the world, perhaps the next leader will come from the corporate world. Gilesnan is Tesco: business development director reporting directly to the main board. Having “excelled in financial studies at the University of Queensland he found his feet in quickly in the deal making world” of London with Deutsche Bank where he made “some serious” money.
His interest in Asia will help Tesco’s expansion plans. However unlike the current leader of Tesco, he manages to “perform at reasonable level while remaining somewhat disengaged”.
One to watch I guess as the senior team are paid “serious money” but disengaged they are not. Watch this space!