Richard Pennycook, The Co-operative Group Chief Executive

Richard PennycookJoined the Group in 2013 and appointed as an Executive Director of Co-operative Group Limited in 2015.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group
  • Executive Director of The Co-operative Group


Joined the Group in 2013 after nearly eight years as Group Finance Director at WM Morrison Supermarkets Plc (“Morrisons”). Previous roles include Group Finance Director at RAC and JD Wetherspoon. Appointed Interim Group Chief Executive in March 2014 and was appointed Group Chief Executive permanently in September 2014.