Asda eyes Ian McLeod for top job following Burnley exit

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Retail veteran and former Asda executive Ian McLeod has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Roger Burnley as chief executive of the grocer.

Asda has reportedly approached McLeod to discuss the role following the abrupt exit of Roger Burnley earlier this month. 

McLeod is currently the boss of Asian retailer Dairy Farm International, which operates a 10,000-strong store estate, and has previously helmed Halfords, Celtic FC and Australian supermarket chain Coles.

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