SENIOR vice president and chief people officer at Asda, Hayley Tatum has joined the trustee board at GroceryAid.
She is now one of 14 GroceryAid Trustees responsible for leading the charity that has been supporting employees in the food and drink industry for over 160 years.
She said: “GroceryAid plays a vital role in providing emotional, practical and financial support for many grocery colleagues and I am delighted to be joining the charity at a time when its importance to the trade has never been more apparent.”
At the same time, Derek Lawlor, chief merchandising officer at Asda has become the independent non-executive director of GroceryAid Trading Limited, the charity’s trading subsidiary.
He said: “I am really excited to be working with GroceryAid Trading to support fundraising for the charity.
“This is the company behind innovative industry events such as Barcode Festival and I look forward to keeping the momentum established in recent years.”
Ruston Smith, chair of GroceryAid, added: “We are delighted that Hayley and Derek have joined us on our charity boards.
“They will complement and add to the extensive experience, skills, diversity and industry representation we have working at the charity. We are really looking forward to the excellent contribution we know they will make.”