Corporate and legal affairs director

Charming, fun and surprisingly down to earth, Neville-Rolfe bridges the gap between the Government and the UK’s biggest retailer, and her Whitehall background means she knows what buttons to press and when to press them.

She helped Tesco win a landmark planning permission case against the Competition Commission this year, when the Competition Appeal Tribunal ruled in favour of the grocer. Ever pragmatic, Neville-Rolfe hailed the decision a “victory for common sense”.