San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Alex Simpson is General Counsel, Company Secretary and GSCOP Code Compliance Officer at Asda, the UK’s second largest food retailer serving around 19m customers each week. Asda is also part of Walmart, a global company that employs 2.2m associates with US$473bn in annual sales.
Alex leads a dedicated and professional team of colleagues that include lawyers, corporate affairs, corporate ethics and enterprise risk professionals across Asda, George and IPL (the UK’s biggest produce supplier) to legally secure commercial opportunity and successfully manage risk.
Prior to joining Asda, Alex was Group Commercial Lawyer at Northern Foods plc (now 2 Sisters Food Group), a leading UK food manufacturer supplying branded and private label products to major UK grocery retailers. Before moving into industry Alex practiced as a Corporate Lawyer at Walker Morris, advising blue chip and FMCG companies on all aspects of corporate law. Alex attended Queen’s University, Belfast and Trinity College Dublin before completing his legal training at the College of Law.
Alex lives in York with wife Paula and two young children (Rory & Cora). Wider interests include cycling, trekking and blue-sky thinking.
Alex will be examining the world of governance within business, showing how important the area is to any business in moving forward in a competitive environment.
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