Boots poaches Tesco’s Tracey Clements as new COO

Boots poaches Tesco’s Tracey Clements as new COO

UK health and beauty retailer Boots has hired Tracey Clements as its new Chief Operating Officer for the UK and Ireland.

Clements joins Boots from her previous role at Tesco, where she worked for 17 years, most recently as Chief Executive of the company’s One Stop stores. Clements will now report to Boots UK and Ireland Managing Director Seb James and will be responsible for store operations and supply chain as well as P&L in the Republic of Ireland.

In another appointment, Boots has also announced David Hobbs as its new UK Trading Director. Hobbs also previously worked for Tesco for 13 years.

Speaking of the appointments, James said, “I’d like to welcome Tracey and David to the team. I feel very lucky to be working with such a strong executive team as we build the next chapter for Boots.”

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