Tesco general merchandise director Neela Mukherjee has left the retailer following a rejig of company’s UK management team, it has emerged.

Mukherjee left the retailer earlier this month after a reshuffle, during which group multichannel director Robin Terrell was promoted to take on responsibility for general merchandise and its grocery home shopping and general merchandise categories.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Neela has decided to pursue her career outside of Tesco. She made a significant contribution in her 12 years at Tesco, both internationally and here in the UK.”

As part of the changes revealed earlier this month, Jill Easterbrook, who headed Tesco’s health and wellbeing businesses, became chief customer officer. Tesco’s chief marketing officer Matt Atkinson was promoted to chief creative officer.

Tesco will hold its Annual General Meeting this Friday.