Jo Whitfield CBE, Chief Executive, Co-op Food

Jo is Chief Executive for Food at the Co-op. She was promoted to the role after less than a year with the organisation. Jo began her career at Ernst and Young as a qualified accountant before broadening her experience in finance within several companies such as Northern Foods, Matalan and George. 

She became a key leader at Asda and strengthened her knowledge of retail by taking on many key leadership roles across the business which included operations, commercial and e-Commerce & Strategy across the International business.

Jo is one of the Council’s Retail sector leads.