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ECR UK Board & Members

The ECR Board steers all of the activities of ECR UK and is the foremost supply chain network in the UK. Made up of over 25 supply chain directors from the leading retailers, suppliers, wholesalers and foodservice operators it provides leadership on the most pressing issues facing our industry.

Board Co-chairs:

Tom HebbertTom Hebbert
Supply Chain Transformation Director, Tesco

 Tom is Supply Chain Transformation Director at Tesco, leading the change programme across the business to improve availability, reduce costs and simplify the supply chain, both in the UK and Internationally. 

The transformation programme spans store, depot and head office processes, alongside working in partnership with suppliers across the world to improve the way we operate.

Earlier roles have included Supply Chain Operations Director for Packaged Foods and UK Development Director at Tesco. His previous experience was in Marketing Strategy within WPP, having started his career at a start-up venture capital fund.


Sarah NewbittSarah Newbitt
Vice President Supply Chain, Unilever UK & Ireland

Sarah joined the UK and Ireland board in spring 2014, having joined Unilever more than 20 years ago as a graduate trainee.

In her role as VP Supply Chain for the UK & Ireland, Sarah is responsible for the supply chain of the UK and Ireland operating market, including customer service, planning, warehousing and distribution. The UK and Ireland supply chain network comprises more than 10 factories manufacturing consumer goods across four categories: foods, refreshment, home care and personal care.

Sarah has held numerous senior supply chain roles in Unilever since joining as a graduate trainee, including global and European roles such as Vice President Supply Chain, Savoury and Vice President Supply Chain, Personal Care.


Our Members

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Brakes logo Coca-Cola Enterprises logo Colgate-Palmolive logo Compass Group logo

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IGD logo Kelloggs logo
L'Oreal logo
M&S logo
Mars UK logo
Molson Coors logo
Mondelez logo
Muller logo
Nestlé logo
Pepsico International logo
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Sainsbury's logo
Tesco logo

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ECR UK Industry working groups

Related information on

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  • About ECR Europe

    Every year ECR Europe organises projects where companies from all over Europe explore new areas of working together.

Tools and resources

Free online and downloadable guides from ECR UK on areas including on-shelf availabilty, packaging and waste and sustainable distribution. 

Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of ECR UK or becoming involved please contact us as