Kari Daniels has been appointed as the new chief executive of Tesco Ireland.

Ms Daniels joined Tesco in 2002 and is currently the Commercial Director for Packaged Foods in the UK.

She has held a number of senior commercial and marketing roles in the UK and Europe including, Director of Brand in Tesco UK’s Customer team.

As CEO of Tesco Ireland, Ms Daniels will report to Jason Tarry, Tesco UK & Ireland CEO.

She will also join the UK Leadership Team.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms Daniels said: "I am very excited to be joining Tesco Ireland as chief executive. I’m looking forward to working with our team of over 13,000 people to give our customers the very best experience when they shop in Tesco.

"Customers have responded positively to Tesco’s sustained investment in price, quality and service and I look forward to building on this momentum as we continue to focus on serving Ireland’s shoppers a little better every day."

Commenting on the appointment Jason Tarry said: "Kari has shown outstanding leadership and delivered improved performance in the product categories under her remit and is the very best person to lead Tesco Ireland forward. I wish her the very best in her new role."

Ms Daniels replaces Andrew Yaxley who has recently been appointed Tesco’s Group Chief Product Officer and joins Tesco’s Executive Leadership Team.

She will take up her new role in September.