Today's City Moves cover the Co-op Group, Deloitte and Hunters.
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Central England Co-op has welcomed its new chief executive Debbie Robinson on her first day with the society. Debbie was appointed in November last year and will oversee one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK with over 8,000 staff and over 400 trading outlets across 16 counties. Debbie will take over from Martyn Cheatle who will be retiring in April after successfully leading Central England Co-op since 2010. Previously, Debbie has worked for over 30 years with the likes of Co-op Group, Marks & Spencer and WHSmith among others and most recently held the position of UK managing director at Spar. Added to her retail expertise, Debbie also sits on the boards of the Association of Convenience Stores and the British Retail Consortium.
Deloitte Global has announced Sharon Thorne as the designated incoming chair of the Deloitte Global board of directors. Effective June 2019, Thorne will become the first woman to serve in this role. Thorne, who currently serves as the deputy chief executive and managing partner of global and strategy of Deloitte in north west Europe, will succeed David Cruickshank, who has completed his four year-term before which he served as chair of the Deloitte UK board for eight years. Thorne is an audit partner with more than 30 years of experience auditing and advising clients across a broad range of sectors. Now based in London, Thorne spent over 20 years of her career based in Deloitte UK’s Manchester office. In her current role, Thorne has been responsible for the global dimension of Deloitte North West Europe’s strategy, which recognizes the importance of international trade and investment to Deloitte. She has significant governance experience, including nine years spent on the Deloitte Global board, six years on the Deloitte UK board, four years as chair of Deloitte CIS Holdings, and six years on the board of the Confederation of British Industry.
Franchised sales and lettings agency business Hunters has appointed Dan Rafferty as chief operating officer. Rafferty brings a wealth of experience to the role, most recently including a 14 year spell at Foxtons as its chief information officer. The appointment from Hunters represents further investment in its technological offering as it continues to drive customer fulfilment. Rafferty’s role at Hunters, which operates over 200 branches in locations across the country, will see him hold overall responsibility for the execution of a programme to help improve the productivity and efficiency of the company’s highly commended customer service offering and its digital marketing strategy.