Mark Leftly: Tesco's new signing exhibits star quality
Mark Leftly is political correspondent at The Independent on Sunday and associate business editor across the Independent titles. He writes a weekly column, Parliamentary Business, published on a Wednesday, that covers politics and the City. He is a multi-award winning reporter and was named Press Gazette's business magazine journalist of the year prior to joining The Independent on Sunday.
Wednesday 13 February 2013
Outlook Liv Garfield's ascension to the board at Tesco is one of the more interesting corporate appointments of the year. A few years shy of 40, the mother of two (amazing how I wouldn't even think of writing 'father of two') is surely on the cusp of the big time.
Ms Garfield is currently in charge of BT Openreach, which is spending £2.5bn across the UK on a superfast broadband roll-out programme to replace the old copper network. By almost any measure, that is the equivalent of a FTSE 250 job – which can only mean that a senior FTSE 100 post is next.
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