UK prime minister Johnson has appointed former Tesco CEO Sir David Lewis to help advise the government on supply chains. Lewis, who was chief executive of the supermarket giant during one of its most turbulent periods, will join the Cabinet Office from today until the end of the year. He will advise the Prime Minister and Steve Barclay, the new Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, on any immediate improvements and necessary long term changes that might be required.
Lewis will also co-chair the new supply chain advisory group, consisting of external experts in the field, and the new industry taskforce. All of this in an attempt to solve the issues that have caused empty shelves and shuttered petrol stations up and down the country.