Guide: Our governance

Worker Co-op Council

The Worker Co-operative Council shapes strategic priorities for worker co-operative and employee owned members of Co-operatives UK, and acts as a sounding board on important issues.

The council meets four times a year and is elected by and from worker co-op members. The Council in turn nominates two representatives to the main Board of Co-operatives UK.

Worker Co-operative Council members

  • Cath Muller - Footprint workers co-ops  (elected to Board of Directors)
  • Ross Hodgson – Suma (elected to Board of Directors)
  • Mike Rudge - Delta-T Devices
  • Debbie Clarke – Unicorn Grocery
  • Sion Whellens – Calverts
  • Aaron Hirtenstein - Agile Collective
  • Tatiana Baskakova - Ceramics Art Studio
  • Kayleigh Walsh - Outlandish Co-operative (co-opted)
  • Ieva Padagaite - Blake House Filmmakers Co-operative (co-opted)

The Worker Co-op Council elections are underway, with four candidates - Margaret Graham (Trafford Media and Communications), Ross Hodgson (Suma), Mike Rudge (Delta-T Devices) and Sion Whellens (Calverts) - contesting three seats. Worker co-op members of Co-operatives UK have been emailed all the information required to cast their vote, including statements from each of the four candidates. Missed the email? Contact [email protected] and we'll be delighted to help. 

Get involved 

Any worker co-op member can stand for election to the Council. If you are interested get in touch

We have a vibrant groups on Facebook and Loomio for worker co-op news and discussion. Not a member of Co-operatives UK? Join us and help promote co-ops and decent work.