Convenience store specialist Co-op has poached former N Brown and Aer Lingus executive Rachel Izzard as its new chief financial officer.

Rachel Izzard

Rachel Izzard

Izzard will take up her new role from current interim chief financial officer Mike Hazell when his term ends in June.

She was previously CFO of fellow Manchester-based retailer N Brown and also previously worked at Aer Lingus and IFA Cargo.

Co-op group chief executive Shirine Khoury-Haq said: “We’re delighted that Rachel is joining us at such an exciting time for our Co-op. We are all looking forward to welcoming her in June and her wealth of experience will enable us to continue to deliver our vision as a commercially successful cooperative.

“We’re grateful to Mike for the significant contribution he has made in strengthening the underlying financial position of our Co-op during his time here. He leaves with our very best wishes for the future and he will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues at Co-op.”

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