In her new role, Spindler will take full responsibility for both George and George Global, replacing Andy Bond who left the role in March to head Asda.
Asda said that Spindler’s key focus at George would be to create one team across George and George Global.
This will have responsibility for all aspects of the George
business including retail, supply and distribution.
Spindler joined the retailer in 1997 as business unit director for chilled foods and a year later for meat and produce. In 1998 she was promoted to the role of deputy trading director, joining Asda’s management board and taking responsibility for supplier strategy, value engineering and pricing with her business unit responsibilities.
Following the acquisition of Asda by Wal-Mart, she was appointed food trading director, heading all food business units, and in 2001 became retail development director, with responsibility for property acquisition and planning, store development and design and e-commerce.
In May this year she became trading and marketing director and in September customer strategy director.
Prior to joining Asda, Spindler held roles at Pedigree Petfoods and Cadbury Schweppes.
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