UK supermarket giant Tesco has announced a series of personnel changes to its board following the recent decision to appoint David Reid as non-executive chairman.

Tesco confirmed Reid is to take up his new position at the beginning of April. At that time, Richard Brasher, who currently leads the company’s non-food commercial activities, will join the board and will succeed John Gildersleeve as commercial and trading director.

Lucy Neville-Rolfe will succeed Rowley Ager as company secretary and will join the executive committee. She will retain her existing responsibilities for corporate affairs.

Both Gildersleeve and Ager are due to retire in March.

Philip Clarke, currently logistics and IT director, is to become the director responsible for international operations at the end of December, retaining his group responsibilities for IT.