WUWM Remembers Krys Zasada

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January 16, 2014

It is with sadness and regret that we note the passing of Krys Zasada, the Policy Officer and Consultancy Service Manager of the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA).

Krys passed away the evening of 13 January, having been diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer only a few short weeks ago. The WUWM Board, Secretariat and Membership offer his family and friends our sincere condolences for this great loss.

Krys had many friends and colleagues, not only in the UK but also throughout Europe and beyond, who remember him fondly and will miss him greatly. He was a dynamic and positive force within the market sector, and can be credited for much excellent work undertaken the past years in NABMA; including the Markets 21 review of the UK wholesale and retail market sectors, and his contribution in getting market recognition within a number of UK government policies, including planning and town centre regeneration. He was also responsible for the annual survey of UK Retail Markets sector.

Within WUWM, we especially acknowledge the exceptional work and support that he gave to the WUWM Retail Section at the time of its establishment in 2008 and his continued work, support, cooperation and participation since that time, as well as his membership as the former Head of Manchester Markets.

Krys will always be remembered by those who knew him in WUWM as both a gentle man and a gentleman. He always had a kind word and a positive outlook. He was a superb market professional, and strove to ensure he made a positive contribution to the world through his work. May he rest in peace.

On behalf of WUWM:     Jean-Paul Auguste, WUWM Retail Chair

Manuel Estrada, WUWM Chairman

Graham Wallace, WUWM Honorary Member (UK)

                                    Maria Cavit, WUWM Secretary General