Former Vodafone marketing man Lance Batchelor, who’s been CEO of Tesco Telecoms for the last two-and-a-half years, is to be the new Deputy Chief Executive of Domino’s Pizza UK & Ireland. He’s leaving Tesco next month.
Mr Batchelor is already a non-executive director at Domino’s Pizza and will take up his executive responsibilities from 27th June 2011. He’s expected to take over the CEO role from Chris Moore in the future.
Stephen Hemsley, Non-Executive Chairman of Domino's, said “We are delighted to welcome Lance to the executive team after a period as a Non-Executive Director. During this period we have got to know him and he has gained a good insight into the business. As a growing FTSE250 Company, we take our succession planning very seriously and, while Chris is remaining as Chief Executive until at least 2012, Lance's appointment will help to facilitate an orderly handover from Chris when the time is right.”
Tesco recently confirmed that Christmas sales had boosted the customer base at Tesco Mobile to 2.5 million customers.