Ottawa, September 1, 2016 – Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada (CMC) congratulates Rob Wesseling on his appointment as President and CEO of The Co-operators Group Ltd, a position he will occupy on December 1, 2016.
Mr. Wesseling will take over this role from Kathy Bardswick, current President and CEO of The Co-operators Group, who announced her retirement last February. Ms. Bardswick is a steadfast champion of co-operation and will be greatly missed. An engaged visionary of great ability, Ms. Bardswick has been a brilliant leader of The Co-operators Group.
“The members of the Board of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada congratulate Mr. Rob Wesseling on his appointment as President and CEO of The Co-operators Group Ltd. We wish him much success in his new role and offer him our support to advance our common goals” said CMC President, Lucie Moncion.
Committed to the advancement and strengthening of Canadian co-operatives, The Co-operators Group is a strong advocate of the co-operative sector in Canada and internationally. CMC welcomes the prospect of the Co-operators Group and the Canadian co-operative and mutualist movement’s continued development under the leadership of Mr. Wesseling.