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Andy Clarke

President and Chief Executive Officer, 
The Prince's Ambassador for Yorkshire and Humber 2015

Andy Clarke was appointed Prince's Ambassador for Yorkshire and Humber in 2014, and stays on for 2015.

Andy Clarke is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Asda Stores Ltd, the UK’s second-largest supermarket retailer.  His priorities include maintaining Asda’s price leadership; continuing to increase food quality across the chain; and pioneering the company’s commitment to creating opportunities for young people.

Andy’s career with Asda spans almost 20 years, having originally joined the company from Morrisons in 1992 as Manager of the Edinburgh store before rising to the position of Retail Director.  In 2000, he left to become Chief Operating Officer for Matalan, a position he held for two years before being appointed as Managing Director of Iceland.

In 2005, Andy re-joined Asda as Retail and Operations Director, becoming Chief Operating Officer two years later and CEO in May 2010.  

Andy is also Vice President of IGD, Ambassador of the Prince’s Trust and Chairman of Leeds and Partners