// Co-op CEO Jo Whitfield announced as finalist for Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award
// Whitfield is the first female CEO of a British food retailer
// Winners will be announced in May
Co-op chief executive Jo Whitfield has been announced as a finalist for the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award.
The award is the longest-running for female business leaders, recognising some of the UK’s most notable business women since 1972.
The panel of judges have acknowledged Whitfield’s work in the grocery sector, as well as being the first female chief executive of a British grocer.
Whitfield has led Co-op’s food and grocery division since March 2017.
Also in the running in the same category as Whitfield is Channel 4 chief executive Alex Mahon.
The winners will be announced on May 23.