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Philip Ponsonby

The Midcounties Co-op

Phil has worked for the Co-operative throughout his retail career. Having started as a Management trainee, he worked for the former Co-operative Retail Services prior to joining the Southern Co-operative.

He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in July 2008 and has full responsibility for the Society's retailing business which includes its growth strategy.

Phil works closely with his national colleagues. He is a member of the Co-operative Retail Trading Group and food policy group.

Whilst his operational background includes four years as General Manager of one the Country's largest Hypermarkets, he is passionate about small store retailing and community relations.