Former Tesco chief executive Sir Dave Lewis has been hand-picked by Boris Johnson to be the government’s new supply chain adviser.
Lewis, who stood down from running the UK’s largest grocer last year after more than six years in charge, has been drafted in by the prime minister to help solve the supply chain chaos that is threatening to overwhelm the golden quarter and Christmas.
Lewis will report directly to Johnson and Stephen Barclay, the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and will suggest “immediate improvements and any necessary long term changes to UK supply chains for goods”.
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