The Co-operative Group appoints new Chief Financial Officer

06 March 2015

The Co-operative Group has today announced the appointment of Ian Ellis as Group Chief Financial Officer. Ian joins from Wilko, the privately owned variety retailer, where he is currently Chief Financial Officer.

Richard Pennycook, Chief Executive Officer, The Co-operative Group said “With a long career in retail and food businesses, Ian is extremely well qualified for the role and we are very pleased to have hired him.”

Background information – Ian Ellis

  • April 2008 to date - Wilko Chief Financial Officer
  • Previously Head of Finance at Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC and prior to that, he worked for Northern Foods PLC in a variety of senior finance roles.