Mark Caul joined Tesco from M&S in October 2011, with the ambition to provide thought leadership on Tesco’s Packaging strategy. This will encompass commercial, functional, sustainability, innovation, quality and safety. A Materials Engineer by training, he has previously spent time in diverse industries such as Forestry, Nuclear Energy, and Civil Engineering before settling into a packaging career with over 10 of those years spent as senior packaging technologist at M&S.
Mark also is a Chartered Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials and sits on the board of the UK Packaging Society.
He is a keen to encourage innovation, having an open door policy for everyone with a good idea, whether this is a customer, a student, a packaging company, a food company, a college, or indeed the entrepreneurs ‘out there’.
The end consumer drives Marks passion for the packaging industry whilst safety remains at the core of everything he does – something that he would like to believe he has a renowned expertise for.
His current reach is all Tesco Foods Packaging sold in the UK, but can touch on global operations from time to time. He describes packaging as a series of pillars that interact with each other (Innovation, Sustainable, Commercial, Governance, Legal and Safe), with the end customer at the heart of everything that he does.