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Dame Alison Carnwath

Non-Executive Director

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Dame Alison Carnwath joined Asda’s board of directors as a Non-Executive Director in December 2021.

Dame Alison has a strong track record as a Non-Executive Director of some of the UK’s leading companies, including as Chairwoman of Land Securities, a position which she held for 10 years before retiring in 2018. She has also served as a Director on the boards of BP, Friends Provident, Gallaher, Barclays and Man Group among others.

Dame Alison is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and Independent Non-Executive Director at EG Group, a leading global petrol forecourt retail convenience operator.

Her current roles also include: Chair of the Audit Committee at Zurich Insurance and BASF; Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board at Livingbridge Private Equity; a Director of Coller Capital; a Non-Executive at Paccar, a NASDAQ-listed Fortune 500 company; and a trustee of the Economist Group.

She is a former member of the UK Takeover Panel and was named a Dame in the 2014 New Years’ Honours for her services to business.

Dame Alison divides her time between the UK, Europe and Bahamas, and in her spare time she likes to ski, play tennis, fly fish and scuba dive.

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