Congratulations to Carl Burton, Head of Product in Co-op Digital, who won the award for Disruptive Leader of the Year at the Tech Leaders Awards. This award acknowledges the fantastic work Carl has done, leading his team and working alongside colleagues across Funeralcare operations and the support centre to develop and roll out Co-op Guardian.

The Awards recognise leaders who play a central role in helping organisations use technology to its full potential. Carl had stiff competition from six other leaders in his category. The judges overwhelmingly agreed that the scale of his achievements made him the clear winner.

Carl has been part of the Co-op Guardian team from the very beginning. Under his leadership, Guardian has been rolled out across Funeralcare a month earlier than planned and under budget.

Carl said: “I’m absolutely delighted. It’s all down to working with some amazing teams across the business, having supportive and collaborative colleagues, as well as trust from some amazing leaders.”

Read more about the awards. Follow Carl on Twitter.

Robert Maclachlan
Managing Director, Funeral and Life Planning