Congratulations to Asda colleagues Rebecca Passmore and David Lepley who have been recognised in the Grocer Top New Talent list.
The list is created each year to recognise people under 35 working in the Retail sector who have made significant contributions to the industry.
There were hundreds of entries – but Rebecca and David were hand picked by the Grocer to make their top 33 – which is a fantastic achievement!
David has been with Asda since 2000, and is now our Senior Director of supermarkets North division. David joined Asda as a temporary shop floor assistant and swiftly came to the attention of our home office, where he was appointed as project manager for Chief Executive Officer Andy Clarke.
At 22 David became a store manager, and was then promoted to regional operations manager at 28. Now a Senior Director, he looks after 104 stores within eight regions.
Rebecca graduated from Harvard Business School and became an Operations Director at the age of 25. She joined us in 2010, and is now Senior Director of store model and planning, marketing and format development. Rebecca was a true inspiration leading the Midlands region through the Netto conversion and last year became a Senior Director.
Last month, the 33 people on the Top New Talent list joined senior industry VIPs at an event to celebrate, network and share their experiences. Read more and see the full list here. Congratulations again to Rebecca and David!