HEART of England Co-op has named Ali Kurji as its new Chief Executive following Richard Samson's recent departure to Ipswich & Norwich Society.
Mr Kurji was previously Deputy Chief Executive and Secretary at Heart of England, the Coventry and Warwickshire region's largest independent retailer.
He originally joined the then Coventry and District Co-op as a Management Accountant in 1982, progressing to Accountant, General Manager (Finance), Financial Controller and Secretary in January 1998, and Deputy Chief Executive and Secretary in 2003 – his last role before being appointed as Chief Executive.
Commenting on his new position as Chief Executive Mr Kurji said: "The society is in a very sound financial state and we hope to build further profitable expansion of our various business activities upon the foundations already laid in recent years."
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