Our Board is made up of our members - elected to act in the best interests of our Co-op.
Each year, we hold an election for a number of places on our Board of directors.
In February – March, eligible members can nominate themselves to become a director on our Board. Candidates will then go forward to the election (subject to eligibility) during April-May, where our members vote to decide who is appointed. The results of the election are then announced at our Annual Members’ Meeting in May.
Election of Directors 2023
The results of the election were announced at this years' Annual Members' Meeting on the 18th May. You can find the results here.
If you’d like to find out more about becoming a director for future elections and to check your eligibility, please contact:
Jonathan Carey, Secretary
Telephone: 01473 786 032
About our Board of Directors
Our directors work together to oversee our governance, policy and strategy decisions. There are 16 directors on the Board. They are all members who care about the way their local co-op is run. They help shape our future direction, but are not responsible for the day to day operation of our co-op.
What is the role of the Board?
The role of the Board is to ensure our long-term success in accordance with the International Co-operative Alliance Statement on Co-operative Identity. The Board is appointed by and accountable to the members who own the Society. The Board represents the membership, making business decisions in the interests of the members. The Boards acts as the custodian of our assets to safeguard the enterprise for the future.
A co-operative board provides accountable leadership by setting the strategic direction of the enterprise and ensuring it runs efficiently within a framework of prudent and effective controls in line with co-operative values and principles.
These requirements are set out in our rules here.