Clarke joins board

Ex-Asda CEO takes chair at Menzies Distribution

Andy Clarke: heading to Menzies

Menzies Distribution, the Edinburgh-based logistics firm, has appointed former Asda chief executive Andy Clarke as non-executive chairman. 

Under Mr Clarke Asda became the UK’s second biggest grocery retailer and its George clothing operation became the highest volume clothing brand in the UK.

Previously he held roles at Wm Morrison, Matalan and Iceland, and worked with strategy consultancy McKinsey & Partners.

Since stepping down from Asda, he has developed a portfolio career. He is currently Chairman of operational performance specialist Newton Europe, chairman of Leeds-Bradford Airport, Immodulon Therapeutics and Spoon Guru ,and adviser to food supplier Albert Bartlett.

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An advocate for plastics reform, he has been active in driving practical change and public debate through the media. He is an adviser to A Plastic Planet and his retail focused projects have included the campaign for A Plastics Free Aisle.

Greg Michael, CEO of Menzies, said: “Andy is an influential figure in British business.

“His breadth of experience as a chairman, as well as a superb track record in several sectors relevant to Menzies, will be invaluable.”

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