Data Leaders

At our AGM we committed to making the Co-op trusted with data. We’ve set up Data Leaders to be the authority in keeping the data we hold on our members secure. They met for the first time last week.

What do Data Leaders do?

We’ll come together as a group to set the standards and principles for how we operate and treat data. Any decisions that we make will be communicated clearly and acted upon by all areas of Co-op. The group will investigate and discover any issues, share and resolve them quickly. We’ll make sure that we’re visible, making sure we lead the way forward for data protection and handling.

Who are the Data Leaders?

We’ve asked people from Digital to our Legal business, Human Resources to Food and every department in between. We’ve a broad range of experience and expertise in the group, and everyone is encouraged to bring any issues they have to our fortnightly meetings.

How can I find out what’s being discussed?

We’ll discuss and make decisions at meetings; minutes and any decisions will be published openly.

Picture of Catherine Brien Data Science Director at the Co-op
Catherine Brien, Data Science Director

Catherine Brien
Data Science Director

Catherine Brien joins as Data Science Director

I’m delighted to welcome Catherine Brien who will be joining CoopDigital as Data Science Director in July. At the AGM I talked about making the Co-op trusted with data, Catherine will be vital in making that a reality.

Catherine joins us from Oliver Wyman where she is a partner as well as global leader of their women’s network, founding member of the inclusion council, and the lead for their social impact model.  Keep an eye on the blog as Catherine will write about the progress we’re making.

Image of Catherine Brien
Catherine Brien

One more thing, as you may have read in Martha’s blog  Russell Davies our Director of Digital Strategy is also going to be working for Doteveryone as Interim CEO, you can read a little more about this news from Russell.

Good luck Russell and welcome Catherine.

Mike Bracken
Chief Digital Officer