Co-op Group appoints Shirine Khoury-Haq as CEO
The Co-op has today, 23 August, announced that Shirine Khoury-Haq, has been appointed as Group CEO, having joined the business as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Life Services in 2019. She has served as interim CEO since March 2022, taking over from Steve Murrells.
Commenting, Allan Leighton, Chair of Co-op 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.”
Co-op CEO 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.
“There is a lot to do but we also have so much to build upon. Our Food and Life Services businesses are leaders in their markets, we have a differentiated vision and amazing Co-op colleagues, with links into communities and other co-operatives. Together, we will continue to succeed and deliver for the benefit of our members, our customers and their communities.”