Co-operatives UK Staff

Here is a list of the current staff members, and their role at Co-operatives UK.
To contact Co-operatives UK use the online form or call our switchboard on 0161 214 1750.

Adam Bhaloda

Simon Borkin

Programme Leader, Community Shares Unit

Kate Fielding

HR Reward and Policy Manager

Ed Mayo*

Petra Morris

Co-operative Development Manager

Paul Murphy

IT Programme Leader

Irena Pistun*

Dane Pollard

Richard Self

Agricultural Manager

Gareth Wright

Member Relations


Linda Barlow

Co-operative Governance Advisor

Co-operative Advice

Tim Knowles

Head of HR Services

Emma Laycock

Head of Co-operative Advice

Communications and Marketing

Wendy Carter

Head of Communications and Marketing

Dominic Mills

Communications and Marketing Officer

Leila O'Sullivan

Campaigns and Content Officer

James Wright

Policy Officer

Development Unit

James de le Vingne

Head of Development Unit

Bethan Hunt

Project Co-ordinator

Jess Thomas

Project Manager

Alice Wharton

CSU Programme Manager


Joe Harrison

Data Analyst


Sarah Aldridge


Kika Strong

Facilities Manager


Toseef Akram

Finance Officer

Michael Shepherd

Head of Finance

Lesley Taylor

Finance Support Officer

IT & Analytics

Michelle Parkin-Kelly

Research Officer

Membership and Events

Leoni Merrifield

Events Coordinator

Membership Team

John Atherton

Membership Manager

Secretary General

Zena King

Coordinator, Governance & Planning

Secretary General and Secretary

Meenaz Rashid

Business Support Officer