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Asda appoints two new directors to executive team

  • Asda President and CEO Andy Clarke announces new executive appointments


  • Karen Hubbard and Ellie Doohan to join Asda’s executive team


Asda President and CEO Andy Clarke today announced two new appointments to the retailer’s executive team.

In a note to colleagues Andy confirmed that Ellie Doohan, Asda’s general counsel, is to join the retailer’s leadership team and Karen Hubbard, currently operations director for Asda’s Supermarkets division, will take on a new role as executive director of store proposition.

Ellie has been Asda’s general counsel and company secretary for the past four years. She is also chair of International Produce Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart responsible for sourcing fresh produce for Asda and other Walmart operations overseas.

Karen joined Asda in 2009 and has led the retailer’s move to create a sizable division of smaller Asda stores which will number around 180 by the end of 2011. Karen has also led the transformation of Netto’s UK stores into Asda Supermarkets – a programme which will complete on 14th November.

On Karen and Ellie’s appointment, Andy said: “Any successful business needs to combine the right blend of skills and experience and these changes will put us in an even stronger position to realise our strategic business goals and fulfil the simple customer ambition we set for ourselves ‐ to save people money every day.”

Posted in Press Centre on 09 September 2011