Co-operative Group Limited

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Background

The Co-operative Group is the UK's largest mutual business, owned by over seven million customer members,[1] who have a say in how the business is run and how its social goals are achieved.

The group comprises a family of businesses, including: Food, Travel, Financial Services, Pharmacy, Funeralcare, Legal Services, Motors and Online Electricals.

People

The Co-operative Group Board

  • Len Wardle, Group Chair
  • Jenny Barnes
  • Steven Bayes, Group Deputy Chair
  • Duncan Bowdler
  • John Brodie
  • Patrick Grange
  • Ray Henderson
  • Michael Harriot
  • Ursula Lidbetter, Group Deputy Chair
  • Liz Moyle
  • Munir Malik
  • Eric Calderwood
  • Martyn Cheatle
  • Herbert Daybell
  • David Pownall
  • Stuart Ramsay
  • Ben Reid
  • Mark Smith
  • Jenny de Villiers
  • Marc Bicknell

The Co-operative Food Board

  • Ursula Lidbetter, Group Deputy Chair & Chair of Food Board
  • Len Wardle, Group Chair
  • Jenny Barnes, Group Director
  • John Brodie, Group Director
  • Eric Calderwood, Group Director
  • Martyn Cheatle, Group Director
  • Herbert Daybell, Group Director
  • Patrick Grange, Group Director
  • Ray Henderson, Group Director
  • Marc Bicknell, Group Director
  • John Longworth, Independent Professional Non-Executive Director
  • Euan Sutherland, Group Chief Executive
  • Steve Murrells, Chief Executive, Food

The Co-operative Bank plc

Non-executive directors

  • Richard Pym, Chair of The Co-operative Bank plc
  • Richard Coates, Independent Professional Non-Executive Director
  • Anne Gunther, Independent Professional Non-Executive Director
  • Merlyn Lowther, Independent Professional Non-Executive Director
  • Euan Sutherland, Group Chief Executive
  • Ben Reid, Group Director
  • Graeme Hardie, Independent Professional Non-Executive Director

Executive directors

  • Rod Bulmer, Deputy Chief Executive
  • Niall Booker, Chief Executive

The Co-operative Specialist Businesses

  • Len Wardle, Group Chair
  • Michael Harriot, Group Director
  • Steven Bayes, Group Deputy Chair /Chair of the Specialist Businesses Board
  • Jenny di Villiers, Group Director
  • Penny Coates, Independent Professional Non-Executive Director
  • Michael Cutt, Independent Professional Non-Executive Director
  • Munir Malik, Group Director
  • Euan Sutherland, Group Chief Executive
  • Liz Moyle, Group Director
  • David Pownall, Group Director
  • Stuart Ramsay, Group Director
  • Mark Smith, Group Director

The Co-operative Group Executive

  • Euan Sutherland, Group Chief Executive
  • Niall Booker, Chief Executive - Co-operative Banking Group
  • Rebecca Skitt, Chief HR Officer
  • Nick Folland, Executive Director, Group CEO Office. Group Director – External Affairs
  • Steve Murrells, Chief Executive, Retail
  • Gill Barr, Group Marketing Director
  • Mark Craig, Group Director of Co-operative Relations
  • Andy Haywood, Chief Information Officer
  • Martyn Hulme, Managing Director Co-operative Estates
  • Moira Lees, Group Secretary
  • Richard Pennycook, Chief Financial Officer
  • Alistair Asher, Group General Counsel

George Tinning, Managing Director – Funerals and Paula Kerrigan, Director of Group Strategy, reports directly to the Group Chief Executive but are not part of the Group Executive.

The Co-operative Retail Executive

Reporting to Steve Murrells:

  • Sean Toal, Chief Operating Officer
  • Steve Bailey, Finance Director
  • David Roberts, Property Director
  • Michael Fletcher, Trading Director
  • Cheryl Marshall, Service Delivery Director
  • Mark Hale, Supply Chain Director
  • Howard Reed, Food CIO
  • Ian Ayling, Customer Change Director
  • Andrew Mann, Customer Director
  • John Nuttall, Managing Director Healthcare
  • Helen Webb will join the business in January 2014 as Food HR Director

The Co-operative Banking Group Executive

Reporting to Niall Booker:

  • John Hughes, Managing Director, Retail Bank
  • Mark Summerfield, Managing Director, Insurance Division
  • Julie Harding, HR Director
  • Grahame McGirr, Interim Chief Risk Officer
  • John Baines, Interim Chief Financial Officer
  • Bruce Hope-MacLellan, Chief Operating Officer
  • Rod Bulmer, Deputy Chief Executive of The Co-operative Banking Group and Executive Director - Core Bank
  • Peter Coleman, Chief Information Officer

Contact

The Co-operative Group
1 Angel Square
Manchester
M60 0AG
Phone: 0161 834 1212

Affiliations

The Co-operative Group was a donor to the Science Media Centre from September 2002 to October 2004 according to the SMC.[2]

References

  1. An introduction to The Co-operative group, The Co-operative website. Accessed on 23/10/13.
  2. Data from Internet Archive holdings of the Science Media Centre website, 2002-2013.