Each year, we hold elections for a number of places on the Society's 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 elections (subject to eligibility) during April-May, where our members vote to decide who is appointed. The results of the elections are then announced at our Annual Members’ Meeting in May.
You can find out the results of the Director Elections 2021 here.
2022 Nominations & Candidate Events
Nominations for the Election of Directors 2022 are now closed.
In the event that the number of candidates standing exceeds the amount of available seats on the Board, a ballot will be held. Keep a look out on our website for the latest announcements on the Director Elections 2022.
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 the long-term success of the Society 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 the Society's 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.