Legal Business

Client profile: Alistair Asher, The Co-operative Group

The group’s general counsel on bringing the member-run organisation back from the brink

After spending 34 years at Allen & Overy (A&O), it took veteran corporate partner Alistair Asher just 48 hours to clear his desk and inform clients that he was taking on the general counsel (GC) role at crisis-hit The Co-operative Group (the Co-op) in June 2013.