John Allan CBEPresident of the CBI and Chairman of Tesco

John is Chairman of Tesco plc, Barratt Developments plc and President of the CBI. He is also Chairman and Co-Founder of J&A Mentoring Partners Ltd.


Previously, amongst other senior roles, he was Chairman of London First and a non-executive director at Worldpay, where he was formerly Chairman.  He was Chairman of Dixons Retail and later Co-Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Dixons Carphone.  He was Chief Financial Officer and a Board Member of Deutsche Post DHL, and Chief Executive of Exel, the global supply chain company. He was also previously Chairman of Care UK Health & Social Care. He has been a non-executive director at Royal Mail, PHS Group, the Home Office Supervisory Board, National Grid, Wolseley, Hamleys, 3i and Connell.

His early career was spent with Lever Brothers, Bristol-Myers Company and Fine Fare. John is a graduate and now a Regent of the University of Edinburgh.

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