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Alex Simpson

General Counsel, Company Secretary

Alex leads a dedicated and professional team of colleagues that include lawyers, corporate affairs 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).