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Shirine was appointed CEO in August 2022.

Shirine joined the Co-op Executive in August 2019, originally as our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Life Services. Shirine is a Non-Executive Director of Persimmon Public Limited Company.

Before joining us, Shirine was Chief Operating Officer for the Lloyd’s insurance market, which compromised of more than 50 leading insurance companies operating with over 200 Lloyd’s brokers. Her remit included global operations, business transformation, data, information technology and corporate real estate. She also led the modernisation programme for the wider London insurance industry.

In addition to holding senior positions at IBM, McDonalds and insurer, Catlin Group, Shirine has worked in a number of regulated sectors in the UK and overseas including retail, IT, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods. She was also a Non-Executive Director of the Post Office.

Shirine holds an MBA from Ohio State University and is a US Certified Public Accountant.