Retail technology business Gander appoints Damien Corcoran as Chief Operating Officer — Retail Technology … – Retail Technology Innovation Hub

For a second year running it has been nominated for the Earthshot Prize 2024, which is a global environmental prize launched by Sir David Attenborough and the Prince of Wales, William and his philanthropic organisation, The Royal Foundation.

The prize aims to find solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental problems, including climate change, air pollution, and biodiversity loss.

Operating at the junction of technology and social responsibility, Corcoran will lead the charge in implementing strategies that align with Gander’s goals.

He says: “Collaborating closely with our global technology teams, I will ensure that our innovations will not only drive efficiency but will also advance our commitment to sustainability.”

“This will enable more people to access perfectly good food, pay less for that food, and prevent it from going to waste. In doing so, businesses will minimise their losses and gain more customers, whilst doing their bit to save the planet.”

Corcoran adds: “By forging alliances with like-minded organisations on a global scale, we have the ability to amplify our reach, foster innovation, and collectively address the broader societal challenges relating to food waste.”

Corcoran joins with a wealth of retail and hospitality knowledge from his C-suite roles in the Middle East, Whole Foods Market, Sainsbury’s and Aldi. He also spent six years as a Commissioned Officer with the Royal Corps of Signals, leading and managing global communication programmes.

Mike Osborne, CEO at Gander, says: “I am delighted Damien has joined our global team. With all his skills and experience, he is someone who can take the business to the next level.”

“Our commitment is to make a positive change in the global fight against food waste, the potential is unlimited and as COO I have no doubt that Damien will lead the charge in retail technology and help revolutionise the food ecosystem.”