Simon Burke, Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon BurkeAppointed as a Independent Non-Executive Director of Co-operative Group Limited on 14 November 2014.

Roles and responsibilities


Simon was appointed to the Group Board on 14 November 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director for the transitional period having previously been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Group’s principal subsidiary, Co-operative Food Holdings Ltd. During this time he served on the Transitional Risk and Audit Committee and the Transitional Search Committee.

Simon is a Chartered Accountant and is currently a Non-Executive Director for the BBC, a Director of The Light Cinemas (Holdings) Limited and Blue Diamond Limited. Simon was previously Chair of both BathStore and Hobbycraft, and CEO for Virgin Retail, Virgin Cinemas and Virgin Entertainment Group.