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Former Asda COO Simon King appointed Wickes MD

DIY chain Wickes has appointed former Asda chief operating officer Simon King as its managing director.

Wickes staff are being told today.

King will replace Jeremy Bird, who was promoted to the position of chairman across parent Travis Perkins’ retail businesses, as revealed by Retail Week in June.

King left Asda in June, after just six months at the grocer.

Before that he was based in Saudi Arabia where he was chief executive of supermarket operator Panda Retail, a subsidiary of The Savola Group.

Prior to that he was chief executive of Tesco Kipa in Turkey.

Source : Nicola Harrison – Retail Week

28 November 2011
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