Changes in our Colleague Communications team

I’m really pleased to welcome Wendy Coello to the Co-op as our new Head of Colleague Communications. Wendy is joining us from government where she has led communications teams in a number of areas, most recently the Government Digital Service.

Wendy will be helping us tell stories of Co-op difference to our colleagues right across the Group, working closely with our Business Units and our Social Media team. A priority for Wendy will be looking at the channels we use to talk to colleagues so that every one of our 70,000 colleagues feels engaged and excited to be a part of our new Co-op and equipped to have great conversations with members, customers, friends and family.

Robert Cohen who has been leading the Colleague Communications team for the last 2 years is starting an exciting new role as Head of External Executive Communication where he will be working with our senior leaders to identify and plan opportunities to take our Co-op difference message to a wider group of stakeholders. One of Robert’s first tasks in his new role is working on the speeches for our AGM on 20 May but he will quickly look to develop a pipeline of other speaking opportunities to showcase our unique difference.

Please join me in welcoming Wendy and congratulating Robert on his new role.

Have a good week.

Jon Church
Group Director of Communications