Hayley 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 & Republic of Ireland Operations HR 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 and delivering that right to the shelf edge. At the beginning of 2015, Hayley temporarily extended her remit to lead over 600 Asda stores to cover the role of COO until the permanent appointment was made. This brought together, customer service, retail operations and leadership of the stores business.
From 2016 Hayley has taken accountability for International Talent Development across Walmart’s 26 countries, across EMEA, Latin America and Asia.
Hayley has a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a qualified NLP 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 Talent and Skills Leadership Team for Business in the Community and is a member of the CBI Employment & 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.
Hayley is the chairperson of the Asda LGBT group. The Asda LGBT network promotes a safe and inclusive environment, driving awareness of LGBT causes.
Hayley is also a trustee for the charity Tommy’s. Tommy's funds ground breaking research into pregnancy problems and premature birth as well as providing information to parents.
Hayley lives in Buckinghamshire, with her husband and 2 children. Whilst juggling the commute to Leeds, she also enjoys family holidays, gardening and personal fitness.