Fabian Demicoli

EuroCommerce elects Lucy Neville-Rolfe as its new President

GRTU is delighted to announce the appointment of Lucy Neville-Rolfe as the new President of EuroCommerce, GRTU is member of EuroCommerce who represents retail, wholesale and international trade interests, following her election at this week's EuroCommerce General Assembly. Lucy will take up her three-year mandate on 1 July.

As Executive Director (Corporate & Legal Affairs) and member of the Board at Tesco, Lucy oversees corporate governance across six EU member states and brings a wealth of international experience to the European commerce sector. She joined Tesco in 1997 from the Cabinet Office. She also held a number of senior Government positions at the Prime Minister's Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street, at BIS and at DEFRA.

Lucy's key priorities will be to strengthen the visibility of the commerce sector among policy-makers and increase their understanding of the sector's contribution to restoring growth and creating jobs.

Current President Dr. von Leoprechting says, "We are delighted that Lucy Neville-Rolfe has been elected. With extensive experience in both business and government, Lucy brings with her an energy and proven track record of building strong alliances between people and organisations. She has been engaged in European issues throughout her entire career and is ideally placed to represent the interests of the commerce sector in the EU."

Lucy Neville-Rolfe comments, "I am passionate about European business and am looking forward to getting started. If we are to establish sustainable growth in Europe, it is crucial that large and small businesses work collaboratively together so that we can achieve outcomes that benefit us all."

Christian Verschueren, EuroCommerce Director General says, "We would like to sincerely thank Dr. von Leoprechting who has laid the foundation for a stronger EuroCommerce. He has led the organisation through a challenging period for the commerce sector, and has spearheaded the creation of a dialogue with the supply chain partners. We look forward to working with Lucy over the coming years."

GRTU has already expressed its compliments and best of luck to Ms Neville-Rolfe on her new appointment. GRTU looks forward to work with Ms Neville-Rolfe soon.

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