JW Lees, the Manchester-based brewer and pub operator, has announced the appointment of experienced retailer Sally Hopson MBE as an advisor to its management board. Hopson is has worked as customer and people director of pet shop business Pets at Home for three years. She spent 14 years at Asda with roles including retail operations director, marketing operations director and people director. JW Lees managing director William Lees-Jones said: “We are delighted that Sally has decided to join us, she is a great retailer and we look forward to the impact that she will make on JW Lees as we continue to grow our business.” Hopson said: “I am excited at the opportunity to work with the team at JW Lees, as this great family business continues to grow. The company has a tremendous heritage and a bright future and I am looking forward to being part of it.”