The company secretary of UK supermarket chain Tesco, Lucy Neville-Rolfe, is being tipped as a possible candidate to take over from Sir Digby Jones at the Confederation of British Industry, which is considering appointing its first female director-general, according to the Business Diary section of the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

"I think Mary Francis [former head of the Association of British Insurers and another candidate] would make a very good CBI leader," she told me yesterday while watching the Chronicles of Narnia with her children, the paper's reporter wrote. "I've got a good job at Tesco and haven't really thought about it." She's still got time. Digby Jones's successor won't be appointed before March, the paper said.