Asda high-flier Angela Spindler has left the company to spend more time with her family.
She has held several senior roles during her 10 years at Asda, including trading and marketing director, and customer strategy director.
Spindler had been tipped for the top job back in 2005 following Tony DeNunzio’s departure, but it was Andy Bond that took over as chief executive and president.
Later that year, Spindler moved into clothing as managing director of George Global.