Jonathan Tremayne is leaving his position as managing director for produce at IPL.
Tremayne, who has worked at Asda’s buying arm since September 2012, handed in his resignation last month and leaves the business at the end of June 2018.
In an email announcing the news to staff, seen by FPJ, Tremayne was praised for his contribution at both IPL and Asda, declaring him “instrumental in helping shape Produce into a very successful and productive business.”
The announcement continued: “Under Jonathan’s leadership our fresh produce business has helped Asda win and retain many new customers by improving quality, service, availability and price. This achievement has been of note to our competitors, who have attempted to replicate our business model.
“As a key member of IPL’s operational board, Jonathan has also helped to shape the development of the wider business. He has worked conscientiously and diligently to deliver the best results on behalf of his team and IPL.”
It is understood that Tremayne, who previously worked at Emmett UK and G’s, will be taking time out following his departure in June and does not have another role lined up.
His departure follows that of IPL chief executive Nick Scrase, who left the business last summer after seven years. According to his LinkedIn profile Scrase is now chief executive at Burnsall Associates, a new business engaged in management consultancy in the food industry.