Co-op Group executive Rod Bulmer has taken on the role of chairman of employee engagement company Engage Solutions Group.
Mr Bulmer will take on the role on an unsalaried, part-time basis and will continue his duties at the Co-op Group, where he is director of the Renewal phase of the society’s turnaround, and chief executive of consumer services.
He previously served as managing director of retail banking at the Co-op Bank, from 2007-2014.
Liverpool-based Engage, which developed the Employee Engage App and specialises in “people and engagement strategy, leadership effectiveness, and underpinned with people analytics”, says the move with “further strengthen” its board.
CEO Mike Rogan said: “These are exciting times for Engage Solutions Group and we are delighted to be welcoming Rod to the board.
“As we continue to grow and succeed Rod’s input and experience will be instrumental in achieving our vision of becoming the UK’s leading employee engagement software provider. We look forward to working with him and continuing to improve the services our organisation provide to our clients.”
Mr Bulmer added: “In all the industries I have worked in, success has always come when the customer facing colleagues are listened to and are highly engaged. Everyone simply has to face the customer.
“This has been a personal focus in all roles I have previously held, and I am therefore delighted to be investing in Engage Solutions Group and taking my new role as chair of the board.”