Andy Clarke is taking on the role of Prince’s Ambassador in Yorkshire and Humber for Business in the Community.
The Asda CEO and president will champion responsible business best practice alongside the regional network of the Prince Charles charity, working with Marks & Spencer CEO and national ambassador Marc Bolland.
“Asda and Business in the Community stand for the same important values, so I’m looking forward to representing responsible business as the Prince’s Ambassador,” said Clarke. “Being a part of local communities and acting with integrity are in the very fabric of Asda - we want communities and the people who live in them, including colleagues and customers, to have the opportunity to be the best they can be, and we are always looking to help support projects that will improve the areas we serve.”
BITC area director Liz Needleman said: “I am delighted Andy has taken on this important role. As a passionate advocate for people development and supporting local communities, I know he will be a powerful advocate to engage businesses in the region in the responsible business agenda.”
Clarke’s first task will be discussing, at a BITC Seeing is Believing event on 6 February, how business leaders can ensure young people have successful working lives and are equipped with knowledge and confidence after leaving school.
Clarke’s appointment as Prince’s Ambassador follows his work as ambassador of the Prince’s Trust and president of IGD.