Asda poaches Tesco and Nisa executives as it rebuilds leadership team

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Supermarket chain Asda has poached Kris Comerford and Ken Towle from Tesco and wholesaler Nisa respectively as it looks to rebuild its denuded senior management team.

Comerford is set to join Asda in late summer of 2022 as chief commercial officer of food, replacing Derek Lawlor who has led the retailer’s commercial team since 2019. 

Asda also confirmed that current Nisa chief executive Ken Towle would be joining its executive leadership team later in the year as retail director, with responsibility for all of the retailer’s stores.

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