New CEO for Channel Islands Co-operative

Mark Cox – who has been with the society more than 10 years – takes over from Colin MacLeod

The Channel Islands Co-operative appointed Mark Cox as chief executive officer on 10 July.

Mark Cox is taking over from Colin Macleod

Mr Cox, who has an MBA in retailing from the University of Stirling, joined the society in 2010 as chief operating officer. He has been its acting chief executive for the past 10 months.

He 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.”

Mr Cox will succeed Colin Macleod, who was at the helm of Channel Islands Co-op for 30 years.

Paula Williams, president of the board of directors, said: “We are delighted to announce Mark’s appointment. He has more than 10 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.”