Dame Lucy Neville-Rolfe, CMG, was appointed Executive Director (Corporate and Legal Affairs) of Tesco Plc on 14 December 2006. Since she joined Tesco it has moved from its core UK grocery roots into non-food, services and 13 overseas markets from the Far East to the United States.
Lucy joined Tesco in 1997 as Group Director of Corporate Affairs and from 2004 - 2006 was also Company Secretary. Her responsibilities now include Community, Government, Legal, Pensions, Internal and External Communications, Investor Relations, Insurance and Claims, International Corporate and Legal Affairs and competition matters.
Until 1997 she worked in a number of Government departments. She was a member of the Prime Minister's Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street from 1992 - 1994 where her responsibilities included home and legal affairs. She was Director of the Deregulation Unit, first in the DTI and then the Cabinet Office from 1995 - 1997. She started her career in DEFRA (then MAFF) where her roles included Private Secretary to the Minister, early greening of the department and the Food Safety Act 1990.
Lucy is Chairman of Dobbies Garden Centres, Deputy Chairman of the British Retail Consortium and a member of the CBI Economics Committee. She is also a member of China Britain Business Council, UK India Business Council, The Carbon Trust, BERR's EU Strategy Advisory Group and the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change.
Lucy was awarded the CMG in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2005 in recognition of her contribution as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. She read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Somerville College, Oxford where she is an Honorary Fellow. She is married with 4 sons.