Gill Barr, a former executive at Mastercard, John Lewis and Woolworths plc, is set to join UK retailer The Co-operative Group as group marketing director.

Barr, who most recently was head of marketing for Mastercard in the UK and Ireland, will take up her new post at the end of the month. She replaces Patrick Allen, who left the business last year.

Co-op chief executive Peter Marks said Barr’s “tremendous breadth of experience” would “make a significant contribution” to the retailer’s development.

Barr added: “The Co-operative’s recent rejuvenation has established great foundations for the future and I’m looking forward to using my retail and financial services experience to help drive the group forward. 

“The Co-operative has an unrivalled reputation as an ethical business and is excellently placed to respond to consumers’ desire to trade with enterprises which share their values and principles.”

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.