Tesco has appointed Dan Jago as category director for beers, wines and spirits.

Jago joins Tesco from Bibendum Wines where he worked for 16 years. During his time there he worked in a number of positions, most recently as joint MD. He left on March 1 this year following a management reshuffle.

He replaces Mark Murphy who leaves the role to develop Tesco's operations in Japan where it has 100 stores.

A spokeswoman for Tesco said: "Dan's experience and extensive knowledge will help us to strengthen our already successful range, ensuring that we offer our customers the best-quality range at the best price. A spokeswoman for Wines of South Africa added: "We are delighted Dan has this new position. It is refreshing to have someone at the helm who has a genuine understanding of supply-side challenges."