Today's City Moves covers food giants, tech and mining. Take a look at these movers and shakers:
The Co-op yesterday confirmed Jo Whitfield as CEO of Co-op Food, following a successful interim period in charge in which she has maintained the impetus of the business, anchored around its core convenience strategy. Whitfield joined the Co-op in 2016, initially as food finance director. She became the interim CEO for Food in February this year when Steve Murrells was appointed as group CEO. Prior to joining Co-op, Whitfield was with the Asda business for eight years and held roles as finance director for George, VP for George Operations, international and strategy and finally VP for Asda general merchandise, money and mobile. She is a qualified chartered accountant having trained with Ernst & Young and subsequently moved into industry. Throughout her career she has worked across various industry sectors and held leadership roles with businesses such as Northern Foods, GE Capital and Matalan. She is an ambassador for Girls Out Loud, a member of women in Retail group and an ambassador for the Women of the Future programme.
The board of directors of Endeavour Mining Corporation have announced the appointment of James Askew as non-executive director. Askew is a mining engineer with more than 40 years of broad international experience as a chief executive officer and board member for a wide range of international publicly listed mining and mining related companies. He also has extensive technical expertise in open pit and underground mines including design, construction and operations. Currently, he serves on the boards of several resource public companies, including as chairman of OceanaGold and Syrah Resources, and as a director of Evolution Mining.Askew was nominated by La Mancha as its second appointee and will act as a non-executive director. Endeavour's board will now be composed of eight members, including chairman Michael Beckett, James Askew, Ian Cockerill, Livia Mahler, Wayne McManus, Olivier Colom and Naguib Sawiris as non-executive directors, and Sebastien de Montessus as executive director and CEO.
Additiv, a leading provider of digitalisation solutions to the financial services industry, has hired Thomas Achhorner, former head of digital financial services at PwC Australia. Achhorner assumes the role of global head of solutions, taking responsibility for Additiv’s software-as-a-service offering (SaaS) and leading a team of 20 product managers, consultants and experts. He brings with him a wealth of experience from across the banking industry. As Head of digital financial services at PwC he spearheaded a range of initiatives that are re-shaping the Australian banking landscape.