Jo Durant

Long-standing Asda wine buying manager Jo Durant has left the retailer to join Treasury Wine Estates, The Grocer has learned.

Durant, who worked for Asda for over a decade, officially took up the role of senior business manager for Asda at the Blossom Hill and Lindeman’s owner this week.

She will oversee its commercial relationship with her former employer.

It is understood Durant will report to Lucy Ward, Treasury Wine Estates’ channel controller for UK retail north.

Neither Treasury Wine Estates nor Asda were available to comment at the time of going to press.

It’s the latest senior appointment for Treasury this year, coming three months after the supplier promoted Michelle Brampton, previously its CFO for Europe & SEAMEA, to the post of commercial director for the UK & Ireland.