Co-Operative Group appoints Moni Mannings to its Board as Independent Director and announces Luke Jensen to join as Independent Director

– UK, Manchester –  The Co-operative Group (LON: 42TF) today announced the appointments of Moni Mannings and Luke Jensen to its Board as Independent Non-Executive Directors, respectively on 2 January 2024 and 19 February 2024.

Moni Mannings joins as Senior Independent Director

About Moni Mannings

Moni is a highly regarded NED, SID, and Committee Chair with a unique depth and breadth of board experience across a wide range of ownership structures. Moni currently sits on the boards of Hargreaves Lansdown, easyJet, and Land Securities. A qualified solicitor, Moni was a partner at several global law firms, including as International Head of Banking and Finance at Olswang.

About Luke Jensen

Luke joins as an established retail leader, most recently as CEO of Ocado Solutions, bringing a wealth of experience in the global food retail industry. Luke is currently the Executive Chair at Hana Group SAS. Luke also served previously as Group Development Director of J Sainsbury’s plc.

About Co-op

Co-op is one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives with interests across food, funerals, insurance, and legal services. Owned by millions of UK consumers, the Co-op operates over 2,400 food stores, and over 800 funeral homes and provides products to over 5,000 other stores, including those run by independent co-operative societies and through its wholesale business, Nisa Retail Limited.

Employing almost 60,000 people, the Co-op has an annual turnover of over £11billion and is a recognized leader for its social goals and community-led programs. The Co-op exists to meet members’ needs and stand up for the things they believe in.


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