Results of the 2021 Election of Directors In this section Becoming a Director Results of the 2023 Election of Directors Results of the 2022 Election of Directors Results of the 2021 Election of Directors Results of the 2020 Election of Directors Results of the 2019 Election of Directors Results of the 2018 election Elected to the Board of Directors John Cook - 2,204 John Cook - 2,204 Serving for 3 years As a director of the Society for nine years, my management experience and financial understanding as a former VAT inspector has been of value. I have served on all four committees and am currently vice-chair of the Audit & Risk Committee. My career has included retail, public and voluntary sector work. Judi Newman - 2,728 Judi Newman - 2,728 Serving for 4 years As a current Director of the East of England Co-operative Society, I have been able to draw upon a wide range of previous Board experience from the charity sector, both as an executive Director and as a Board member/Trustee. I am currently the Development Director of St Elizabeth Hospice, responsible for major donor fundraising, marketing and communications and a new community development programme. Esme Cole - 2,310 Esme Cole - 2,310 Serving for 4 years Following a degree in economics, my career started as a commissioned officer in the British Army. Today I offer a breadth of experience spanning leadership and performance development, operations and change management, organisational development, coaching and consulting. My experience was gained in many industries, such as aviation, Olympic/Paralympic Games 2012, power generation and Transport for London and have worked on multiple domestic and international assignments. My varied experience has generated a flexible and creative approach to problem solving and the ability to manage complex relationships to build a collaborative environment. I complete a Master’s of Business Administration degree this year and hold project management and organisation design and development qualifications. Joy Burnford - 2,040 Joy Burnford - 2,040 Serving for 4 years I begin by thanking the Co-op for its commitment and support to the local community during the Covid crisis. My 20 years’ business and leadership experience includes: Serving as an executive director for three companies for the past 14 years, most recently for a professional development company, My Confidence Matters Ltd. Working for other membership organisations over a period of 10 years supporting Board directors. Six years as Chair of Kelvedon Primary Academy PTA, raising over £100,000 for the school and managing the annual fireworks display. Established Kelvedon St Mary’s Church toddler group in 2015 which is still thriving.