Philip Clarke (businessman)
|Born||Philip Andrew Clarke
8 March 1960
|Alma mater||University of Liverpool|
|Title||Chief Executive of Tesco plc|
|Predecessor||Sir Terry Leahy|
He was born in Liverpool, where his father was a Tesco store manager in the Wirral for many years, and gave Clarke his first job as a schoolboy in 1974.
He was educated at the Liverpool Blue Coat School and went on to graduate with an economics degree from the University of Liverpool. He is a lifelong Liverpool supporter and has a season ticket for same.
Having initially stacked shelves at his local Tesco, he returned after graduating to join the Tesco Management Training Programme in 1981. Appointed to the Board of Directors in 1998, he then went on to replace Sir Terry Leahy in 2011. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum.
He lives in Hertfordshire with his wife, Linda, and has two children.
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