Andy Clarke, who will step down as chief executive of Asda in July but will continue to work for the supermarket as an advisor for the remainder of 2016, is remaining as president of IGD, the food and grocery research and training charity.
Clarke took the reins as IGD president at the beginning of 2015, having previously served as vice-president.
Joanne Denney-Finch, IGD chief executive, said: “Andy has done an amazing job since taking the reins in 2015. He has demonstrated his passion not only for IGD but for our entire industry, not least through his support for our Feeding Britain’s Future skills and employability programme. Andy has also been instrumental in encouraging IGD to implement our healthy eating programme. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him.”