Claire  de Silva
Head of Community and Local Media, Tesco

Claire de Silva

Claire de Silva is Head of Community and Local Media at Tesco and is responsible for leading and developing the Tesco community partnerships and media strategy, driving forward campaigns that support thousands of local communities and charities across the UK. She began her career as a newspaper journalist before moving into senior public relations, corporate affairs and internal communications roles in retail, hospitality, entertainment, construction and energy. She has a breadth of experience working for large corporates and FTSE 100 organisations and has led significant communications and engagement campaigns for John Lewis, Whitbread and Centrica and several not for profits. She also supports two small charities pro-bono in an advisory capacity.