Tesco appointed foods expert Lindsey Pownall as a non-executive director

Lindsey PownallMajor UK supermarket Tesco has appointed chilled and ambient foods expert Lindsey Pownall to its board as a non-executive director. Lindsey Pownall will join the board from  1 April and  will be part of the corporate responsibility committee.

Pownall, who was at Samworth Brothers- a supplier of premium quality chilled and ambient foods-  for two decades and retired in December as chief executive, brings significant experience in food, grocery and retail brand development, as well as a wealth of experience in supply leadership and strategic development.


Tesco chairman John Allan expressed the customary delight at welcoming the new addition.

“She brings a wealth of relevant experience, and complements the existing skills and experience on the board,” he said. “She will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to the board.”

Samworth, whose brands include Ginsters, Dickinson & Morris pork pies, Walkers pork pies and Walkers sausages, produces sandwiches, ready meals, pork pies, desserts and cakes for major  supermarkets like Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Waitrose and Tesco.