Jo Whitfield

Following the changes to the Group Exec that I shared with you a few weeks ago, I’m now delighted to confirm that Jo Whitfield has become our permanent Food CEO.

Jo has been covering the role on an interim basis since February this year. During that time, she’s done a great job leading the work to transform our Food business.

Our Food agenda is ambitious and exciting. I’m confident Jo will get her arms around this huge opportunity and lead our thousands of Food colleagues in the right way, continuing to grow the business and secure our place at the heart of communities across the UK.

Congratulations Jo. I look forward to working together with you as we take our Co-op forward.


Join the conversation! 12 Comments

  1. Well done Jo! We adore our Coop but please reduce the ‘plastic’ food on display. Increasing ready-made meals only makes us more dissatisfied with ourselves. Please lead us to be healthier and proud of our Coop.

  2. Great to see the Coop leading the way again with a senior female leader. Many congratulations Jo.

  3. Hope they can get the pay rise further risen as it’s completely disgracefull and also strengthen pay sickness . There no relief for colleagues and feel like we are being treated at a poor grade ! Time they followed other buisnesses in respecting hard working employees in food and helping them by pay increases
    Sick pay for everyday off to a certain period
    Further colleague discounts etc !

  4. Many congratulations and good luck in the new role. Co-op food is great!

  5. Well done Jo, really admire your courage. Nice to see a female in this position for a change, so go girl x

    • How so courage? Is that in relation to her taking the top job or something else? You may be assuming we know about something we don’t

  6. A huge congratulations Jo and Good Luck! I’m sure you will be a great success and will continue to lead our Co-op Food business in the right direction. #Succeedtogether 🙂 From all the Team at Co-op Petrol Plympton, Plymouth

  7. Massive congratulations to Jo!
    So fantastic to have a female leader who is truly being co-op everyday.
    Good luck Jo

  8. Such fantastic news for the business! Jo has brought so much energy and warmth with her. Thank you to Jo for really demonstrating Co-op values in her interactions with colleagues.

  9. Congratulations Jo and good luck 🙂

  10. congratulations, Jo. I totally agree with worker Bee.
    you are doing and great job. Truly living the ways of being coop.
    Very best of Luck.

  11. Huge congratulations, Jo! Great to have such talent on the top team. I’ve found Jo so approachable, grounded and in touch with us “normal” people. Really well deserved. Very best of luck, Jo – you’ve got our support!

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