Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Management team at Tesco Ireland

Leadership Team

Kari Daniels

Chief Executive 

Kari is CEO of Tesco Ireland. Kari joined Tesco in 2002 and is one of Tesco’s most experienced commercial directors. Before joing Tesco Ireland, Kari worked as Commercial Director for Packaged Foods in the UK. Kari has also held a number of senior commercial and marketing roles in the UK and Europe including Director of Brand in Tesco UK’s Customer team.


Geoff Byrne
Chief Operating Officer

Geoff is from Avoca in Wicklow and has worked in Tesco for 25 years having started in the business in 1989. Prior to becoming a Marketing Project Manager in 2000, he was a Store Manager. He progressed to become the Store Operations Manager from 2002-2005 before moving to be Head of Employee Relations. In 2007 Geoff took on the role of Store Director for the Express and Extra format stores. Geoff became Business Change Director in 2010, and in 2012 he also took on the role of Personnel Director. In June 2014, he assumed his current position as Chief Operating Officer.

Geraldine Casey
People & IT Director

Born in Cahersiveen in Kerry, Geraldine joined Tesco in July 2001 as a senior team Fresh Trade Manager. She opened Tralee Square as Lead Manager in January 2003 and Mitchelstown as Store Manager in November 2003. Geraldine was appointed as Store Manager to Killarney Park in May 2004. She was later appointed as Area Manager in March 2008 and then became Store Director in June 2009. In May 2013 she was appointed as Operations Director. Most recently, she was appointed Personnel & IT Director in June 2014. Geraldine has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from UCC. 

Sarah Gallagher
Legal Director

Born in Waterford, Sarah is the Legal Director for Tesco Ireland. She has been in role for over two years having joined the business in 2012. Prior to joining Tesco, she spent 4 years at Eircom as Director of Commercial Legal Services. Sarah has a LLB from Trinity College Dublin and a LLM from the London School of Ecomomics.

Joe Manning 
Commercial Director

Joe joined Tesco in 2014 as our Category Director, initially for Ambient, and moved across to Fresh Director in April 2017.  Joe’s brings a wealth of experience in the industry having spent several years with Mondelez across a varity of commercial roles. Born in Cork, Joe is a graduate of English and History from UCC, he also holds an MBA from NUI Galway. 

Ruairi Twomey
Marketing Director

Ruairi Twomey is the Marketing Director at Tesco Ireland. A native of Cork, Ruairi brings considerable  global digital, brand and retail experience to Tesco having previously lead Marketing organizations in Canada, Nigeria, New York and most recently in Colorado, USA.

Scott Fitzgerald
Finance Director

Scott took up the position of Finance Director at Tesco Ireland in July 2017. He has worked for Tesco since 2012 including his most recent role as Customer Finance Director in Tesco UK. Scott brings a wealth of experience to the finance and leadership teams from his various roles across the business.