// The appointment of Shirine Khoury-Haq as group CEO of the Co-op Group has been confirmed
// Khoury-Haq first joined the group in the summer of 2019 as its new chief financial officer
The Co-op has appointed Shirine Khoury-Haq as group chief executive on a permanent basis.
Khoury-Haq previously held the role on an interim basis and was the first female to do so after taking over from Steve Murrells earlier this year, who had been at the business for 10 years.
Shirine first joined the group in the summer of 2019 as its new chief financial officer and has previously been COO at Lloyd’s of London for five years and also held senior roles at Catlin and IBM earlier in her career.
Co-op chair Allan Leighton said; “I’m delighted that Shirine has accepted the invitation to lead and develop our Co-op into the future, tackling the challenges presented by the highly uncertain and volatile external environment.
“Shirine has proven leadership qualities and a deep level of transformational experience, and the Board has been impressed by her desire to prioritise on activity that will deliver a strong financial Co-op for our members, whilst maintaining a focus on our vision and wider social commitments.”
Shirine Khoury-Haq said: “I am proud and honoured to lead this wonderful and unique organisation.
“The Co-op is the original business with purpose and I am looking forward to delivering even more on this promise, working to co-operate for a fairer world.”
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