John Allan

John Allan

John Allan

Chairman, Tesco

John is Chairman of Tesco plc, Barratt Developments plc and Vice President of the CBI,
where he was previously President from June 2018 – June 2020. He is Chairman of the
Council at Imperial College and 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

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.