McIlwee is said to be mulling resignation after clashing heads with the CEO

McIlwee is said to be mulling resignation after clashing heads with the CEO

Tesco has refused to comment on talk the firm's finance chief Laurie McIlwee could leave the business amid tensions with CEO Philip Clarke.

Sky News has suggested McIlwee, who has served as Tesco's CFO since 2009, could leave the company within months.

Citing sources, the report said McIlwee's exit "was now more likely than not".

However, a spokesperson for Tesco today (10 March) said: "As a rule we don't comment on this sort of speculation."