Asda is undergoing a shake-up in management after a series of departures and new additions to the business, The Grocer has reported.

The supermarket giant’s chief transformation officer Mark Simpson is set to leave “by mutual consent” amid the latest management changes at the business.

Simpson joined Asda in 1997 and has held various senior leadership roles at the supermarket including supply chain officer.

It is understood the role of chief transformation officer will no longer exist as Simpson’s responsibilities will be transferred to Matt Kelleher who is set to join Asda later this month after being chief information officer at rival Morrisons.

Kelleher will oversee Asda’s IT systems separation from former parent company Walmart and other responsibilities.

Paul Gillow, vice president and commercial director for food at Asda is also set to depart from the business after 21 years.

Kevin McBride, vice president for retail north, is retiring after 27 years with Asda and will leave at the end of August.

Andrew Staniland will join a vice president role next March. Staniland is currently group buying director at Iceland and previously held senior buying roles at Morrisons and Aldi before joining Iceland in 2019.

He is the second senior figure Asda has poached from Iceland after it recruited the frozen specialist’s digital chief David Devany as its new vice president for ecommerce.

A spokesperson for Asda told The Grocer: “We can confirm that Mark Simpson has left the business today by mutual agreement. We would like to thank Mark for his years of service with Asda and wish him well for the future.”