Natasha Adams, Chief People Officer at Tesco

Natasha Adams Tesco

Natasha is an experienced HR professional with 20 years’ experience at Tesco, enjoying a varied career with people at the heart of them.

Starting in a store Natasha has worked across a number of People/HR roles, from regional based generalist HR to functional leadership roles, always enjoying the pace and people retail environments bring.

Her first directorship role was as Customer Service Director for the UK, enjoying operations so much she went on to be an Operations Director for retail support.

Natasha has recently been promoted from People Director for UK & ROI to the Chief People Officer for Tesco Group.  A huge opportunity at an exciting time for Tesco and the retail industry.

 As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, learning and having a curious mind is important for Natasha, as well as staying connected through a number of HR leader’s networks and forums.

Outside of work Natasha is sister to 6 siblings, mum to two little girls and step mum to two older boys, married to Grieg. Whenever there is any spare time she is often found walking, reading or on holiday!

Be yourself, be brave and grab every opportunity that comes your way – big or small.


Top tips

  • Career progression – Focus on the learning and experience as well as the progression

  • Leadership – Authenticity is so powerful

  • Resilience – Find out what are your key sources of energy and confidence.  Make sure they are in your life

  • Networking  - Invest time and effort, it is worth it

  • Personal Brand  - Being comfortable in your own skin is critical, be you, you’re fab!


The most valuable piece of advice someone has given you

Do your very best every day and let your job do the talking.

One key piece of advice to someone looking to progress

Be yourself, be brave and grab every opportunity that comes your way – big or small.