Asda boss Andy Clarke is to step down from his role as ceo and president of Asda next month, after more than 20 years with the supermarket.
The supermarket’s US parent company Walmart said that Clarke decided it was the right time to step aside.
The retailer said in a statement: “Andy and his leadership team have played a key role in several innovations in the marketplace, such as grocery home delivery and pickup. He has also served as a strong leader for the business during a time of increased competition and heightened customer expectations.”
He will retain his role as Asda’s representative on the grocery think-tank IGD.
Sean Clarke will return to Asda as new president and ceo from 11 July. The new ceo was in the same role in Walmart China.
The retailer also confirmed the appointment of Roger Burnley as deputy ceo and chief operating officer from October 2016. Burnley has held a variety of senior leadership positions across commercial and operational functions of UK retail businesses.