Andy Bond: The Big Interview

Andy Bond, Asda

With a turnover of £18 billion and 165,000 employees, you might think the 47-year-old boss of retail giant Asda would be relaxing in the back of a chauffeur-driven car with the financial papers and his BlackBerry on the daily commute from Harrogate to his Leeds head office. But Andy Bond is a road cyclist, so he does it pretty much like the rest of us: he commutes, clad head to toe in wet weather gear, battling through the traffic on his Scott road bike.

A couple of weeks before Bond shocked the retail world by announcing he was to step down from his full-time role as chief executive at Asda to work just three days a week, Andrew Kennedy went to meet him for a road ride in North Yorkshire. [Bond is now part-time chairman of Asda in an advisory role]

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