Rebecca Skitt is to join The Co-operative Group as group HR director.

She will join on 11 March from Barclays, where she led HR in the global retail and business banking division for five years. She previously spent 16 years at Unilever where her last role was vice president of HR for the global foods category.

“I’m delighted Rebecca is joining us. She has a great track record in transforming organisational culture, capability and performance,” said CEO Peter Marks.