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Sir Dave Lewis


Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis was appointed Chair of WWF-UK and a member of the WWF International Board in June 2020. He was knighted in the 2021 New Year Honours List for services to the food industry and business.

Before joining WWF, Dave was Group Chief Executive of Tesco PLC from September 2014. Over the next 6 years he led a successful turnaround of the UK’s leading food retailer, including the merger with Booker to create a unique leading Food Business in the UK. He stepped down as Tesco CEO in September 2020.

Before Tesco, Dave worked for Unilever for 27 years, the last 7 of which were on the executive board.

Dave was a member of the Governance Committee of the Consumer Goods Forum and was founding chair of Champions 12.3, a UN programme seeking to add momentum to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Target 12.3 by 2030. He was also co-chair of the Prime Minister’s Consumer, Retail and Life Sciences Business Council and a non-executive director of Sky PLC.