Co-op appoints Shirine Khoury-Haq as first female chief in 159 years
The Co-op has appointed its former chief financial officer and interim boss Shirine Khoury-Haq as group CEO.
The group’s former boss Steve Murrells, stepped down in May following the company’s annual general meeting.
Murrells took the reins of the supermarket as CEO in March 2017, following a five year stint heading the company’s food business.
“I am proud and honoured to lead this wonderful and unique organisation,” Co-op CEO Shirine Khoury-Haq said.
“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.”
Khoury-Haq’s CV also includes a stint heading Co-op’s insurance policy division, Life Services division.