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The Channel Islands Co-operative Society has appointed a new chief executive officer

10 July 2020

Following a period as acting chief executive officer for the Society, Mark Cox has been appointed by the board of the Society as chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Mr Cox succeeds Colin Macleod. Mr Cox’s permanent appointment follows a period of ten months in which he has performed the role of acting chief executive officer. Mr Cox joined the Society in 2010 as chief operating officer.

Mr Cox said: ‘It is a real privilege to lead an amazing institution that is The Channel Islands Co-operative Society. I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with my exceptional colleagues and our board of directors to make a real difference to the communities we serve. Together, we will remain focused on being a successful co-operative maximising value for our customers, members, local partners and providing the best opportunities and experiences for our colleagues.’

Paula Williams, president of the board of directors, said: ‘We are delighted to announce Mark's appointment. He has more than ten years of dedicated service to the Society and following a robust appointment process, we are satisfied that he is the right person to drive the Society forward for the benefit of our members, our colleagues and the communities in which we operate. He has ensured the Society was able to navigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, keeping members and colleagues alike safe.

‘We would also like to take the opportunity to thank Colin for his significant contribution to the Society over the last 30 years and wish him all the best.’