Asda faces mass exodus as top team seek new roles

Roger Burnley

Asda chief financial officer Rob McWilliam has stepped down from his role, as a number of Asda’s senior staff prepare to quit after receiving their final payouts from the Walmart share scheme.

Industry headhunters said they have received inquiries from several members of the Asda top team seeking new roles, with one saying that the number of requests was much higher than normal, as originally reported by The Times.

Chief executive Roger Burnley announced his decision to leave the business earlier this month, amid rumours that new owners the Issa brothers had been looking for his replacement since Christmas, and many of the leadership team may now follow suit.

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