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William Smith

Appointed July 2015

William is the Vice President for Real Estate & Market Development at Asda, the UK subsidiary of Walmart, the largest retailer in the world operating in the US and 27 international markets.  Prior to Asda, William held the positions of Property Director and latterly Managing Director at Netto - part of the Danish Dansk/Maersk Group.

William led the UK team in the £770M sale and subsequent successful integration of the Netto business to Asda. Prior to joining Netto, he had significant experience in real estate consultancy, advising a range of retail, investment and development clients. 

William has a degree in Land Economics and is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience working across international markets.

Committee Membership:

Member of the Policy and Resources; and Remuneration Committees

Last updated: 14/08/2017