Central England Co-op COO and CFO to retire
Central England Co-op has announced that its chief operating and chief financial officers will be retiring in September next year.
Chief operating officer Tracey Orr has worked with the business for 36 years while chief financial officer Louise McFadzean joined it 18 years ago.
Central England Co-op said the recruitment process for their successors is now underway.
Debbie Robinson, Central England Co-op chief executive, said: “Tracey has brought exceptional levels of judgement to her role and her expertise has been honed during a career dedicated to the Society. She has filled many roles, including HR and Change, and she has championed the Society’s understanding of mental health issues. Most recently, in her role as the Society’s COO, she has demonstrated her invaluable ability to build highly performing teams to deliver brilliant results.
“Louise has sustained the health of our finances and performance with her incredible eye for detail and drive for the highest standards. She has pioneered flexible working and has proved that it can succeed at the highest level. Since taking on the role as CFO she become an outstanding member of the executive.”
Meanwhile, Central England Co-op’s executive team will continue to be supported by long-serving society secretary Jim Watts and the board of directors as they work towards the recruitment of a new team.
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