Travel food and beverage specialist SSP Group has appointed Kari Daniels CEO, UK & Ireland. She succeeds Richard Lewis.

According to SSP, Daniels brings a wealth of relevant food retail experience, including more than 20 years at UK supermarket chain Tesco. She was most recently CEO of Tesco Ireland, with responsibility for over 150 stores and more than 13,000 staff. Prior to this she was UK commercial director at Tesco. 

Daniels has a track record of driving performance across commercial and marketing in both retail and branded FMCG businesses and will work with the UK leadership team at SSP Group to continue to accelerate growth and profit, build market leading food and beverage propositions, collaborate with clients and brand partners, and shape the sustainability agenda. 

Richard Lewis will leave SSP at the end of January but will continue in a consultative capacity until the end of April while Daniels completes her induction.

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