Thank you for placing your trust in me since 2013. I now ask that you re-elect me so that I can continue to serve our Coop and you, the Members.
Involvement in the Society
I am Vice-President of the Coop National Members Council (representing EoE Coop) and I am a member of the Remuneration and Search Committee. I contribute to strategy and governance and reviewed our Ways of Working. I attended Community, Member, Colleague and Supplier events, the International Cooperative Alliance Conference, UK Coop Congress and Retail Conference.
I am immensely proud of our awards, campaigns and colleagues and the difference they make to our Members and communities throughout the region.
Qualifications and experience
My voluntary experience spans 25 years as a volunteer at a homeless shelter, NHS First Responder and on local committees. I organise the Mersea Island Food, Drink and Leisure Festival on a not for profit basis raising over £80,000 for local groups in the last nine years.
I have postgraduate qualifications in both Management and Environment and worked for over 20 years in management roles culminating in a Board position. I am a Director of Coop Press.
I offer experience, energy and enthusiasm to listen to Members and speak up for their needs and interests. To stand up for what is important in our lives - home, friends, family and community.
Aspirations for the East of England Co-operative Society
To ensure the Society continues to be open and accountable, fair and just in its dealings with Members, Suppliers and Colleagues. For our Society and community to grow and prosper.
The following additional information has been provided by the Secretary:
Society Board experience: Director of the Society since May 2013
Board Appointments: Meetings attended in the last Society Year:
Board meetings: 13 out of 13
Remuneration and search Committee: 5 out of 5
Membership and Community Committee: 2 out of 2
Ways of Working Group: 4 out of 6
Formal professional development in last Society Year:
- 3 training workshops
- 2017 Co-operative Retail Conference
- 2017 Co-operative Congress
- 2018 Co-operative Retail Conference