THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Click here
Home Page
News Categories
Commentary
Department Stores
Electricals and Tech
Entertainment
Fashion
Food and Drink
General Merchandise
Grocery
Health and Beauty
Home and DIY
Interviews
People Matter
Retail Business Strategy
Property
Retail Solutions
Electricals & Technology
Sports and Leisure
Christmas Ads
Shopping Centres, High Streets & Retail Parks
Retail Events
People in Retail Awards 2024
Retail HR Summit
THE Retail Conference
Retail HR North 2025
Omnichannel Futures 2025
Retail HR Central 2025
Upcoming Retail Events
Past Retail Events
Retail Insights
Retail Solutions
Advertise
About
Contact
Subscribe for free
Terms and Policies
Privacy Policy
Asda pauses search for chief executive successor

Asda has temporarily halted its search for a new boss to succeed Roger Burnley, with co-owner Mohsin Issa understood to be overseeing day-to-day operations in the… View Article

GROCERY NEWS UK

Asda pauses search for chief executive successor

Asda has temporarily halted its search for a new boss to succeed Roger Burnley, with co-owner Mohsin Issa understood to be overseeing day-to-day operations in the interim.

The company was bought by the billionaire Issa brothers with their private equity partner TDR last year and CEO Roger Burnley left the business in the summer over strategy disagreements.

The company had been looking for a new leader since last March given that Burnley had planned to leave.  The Times reported on Monday that Mohsin Issa “is said to have been spending the bulk of his time at the grocer’s headquarters in Leeds”. Any new CEO coming in would have had to run a chain in which the owners had a huge say and the newspaper said it would be difficult to find a respected executive who wouldn’t have ultimate control of strategy.

Sources “close to the process” have said that the CEO search had been “paused and that the present structure was being left as it was for the time being”.

It is understood that executives from Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons and Pets at Home have all turned down the role.

Subscribe For Retail News