Midcounties Co-operative has appointed Clare Moore to the newly created role of chief HR officer.
Moore joins from Halfords where she was group people director with responsibility for 11,000 colleagues.
She will take the lead on developing the Co-op’s “people function”, bringing enhancements to development, rewards and career opportunities.
Her remit will extend to the Co-op’s string of travel agency businesses, as well as a homeworking division.
Phil Ponsonby, Midcounties’ group chief executive, said: “Clare is an exceptional leader and joins our executive team at an important time for the society.
“Our Connected Future strategy will maximise our co-operative difference by unlocking the talents of our people for the benefit of our customers, members and communities.
“Clare has a proven track-record of working with similar multi-channel organisations to deliver programmes that have led to impressive business results.”
Moore added: “Midcounties has unique values that are rooted in its member-ownership model. At the heart of these values is democracy – listening to the views of colleagues and members to shape every major decision the society takes.
"It’s exciting to join a people-first organisation that’s keen to put colleagues at the centre of its strategy.”
She will take up her role with the Co-op later this year.
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