Matt is the Managing Director of Co-op Food, his commercial teams are responsible for developing and leading the plans that underpin the commercial strategy of Co-op and Nisa Food businesses, his function also includes aspects of the overall commercial offer such as technical, agriculture, E commerce and the commercial transformation programme.
He has been with the Co-op for over 9 years and has played a leading role in developing, implementing and executing the strategy which has helped transform the performance of the business.
He joined the Co-op in 2013 as part of a new leadership team tasked with rescuing and rebuilding the business. In the past few years, Matt has led his team through the unexpected challenges and impacts of Covid, Brexit and the availability challenges as well crucially Co Ops ongoing strategic vision to be the UK’s leading convenience retailer while also championing a better way of doing business.
He and his team continue to adapt to trading in an increasingly multi-channel business, with wholesale and ecommerce becoming a key part of how Coop deal with their suppliers as well as interact with customers. He’s also developed a strategy that challenges his teams to work smarter, carefully considering what role each of our category plays to make sure we invest our efforts and capital in line with customer insight.
Outside of work, Matt is a big sponsor and advocate or our inclusion and mental health strategies. He also enjoys spending time with his young family, travelling, playing and following football and keeping fit.