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 usually 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

  • Alex Buckmire – Voluntary Action Harrow
  • Ross Hodgson – Suma (elected to Board of Directors)
  • Lucy Humphrey – Leading Lives
  • Britta Werner – Unicorn Grocery (elected to Board of Directors)
  • Sion Whellens – Calverts
  • Aaron Hirtenstein - Agile Collective
  • Kayleigh Walsh - Outlandish Co-operative

Get involved

Any worker co-op member can stand for election to the Council, this process starts in April of each year.  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.