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Hayley Tatum

Senior Vice President – People,
Asda Stores Ltd

Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Hayley Tatum has worked in retail all her working life, both in luxury goods in airport retailing and then over 20 years with Tesco, where her last position was UK and Republic of Ireland Operations Human Resources Director.

Hayley has worked her way up from the checkouts to the boardroom and, along the way, established herself in both senior HR and retail operations leadership roles.

In August 2011, Hayley joined Asda to become Senior Vice President – People. She is responsible for developing and leading the HR strategy, supporting 170,000 colleagues. At the beginning of 2015, Hayley temporarily extended her remit to lead more than 600 Asda stores to cover the role of Chief Operating Officer until the permanent appointment was made. This brought together, customer service, retail operations and leadership of the stores’ business.

Hayley has a masters degree in human resource management, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a qualified neuro-linguistic programming practitioner.

She is passionate about talent, skills and education, and has been an active member of the Ambassadors Apprenticeship Network since 2007. More recently, she has been invited to join the Employment and Skills Leadership Team for Business in the Community (BITC) and is a member of the CBI employment and skills board.

Mums are both a key customer and colleague demographic in Asda, so Hayley is proud as a working mum herself to champion and lead the influential Mumdex Report.

About BITC’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team

Each area of work BITC undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of Business in the Community’s Employment and Skills Leadership Team is to help create a UK where everyone, regardless of their background or experience, can access the education, employment, and skills they need to thrive throughout their working lives.

Find out more about BITC’s work on employment.