Democracy is the lifeblood of co‑operatives and we want as many of our members as possible to get involved in the election process, either standing as candidates, nominating candidates or voting for candidates.
Co-operatives UK Board elections
The 2023 election cycle - as we look for talented candidates to add their own unique skills to our Board of Directors - is now underway. This year we have seats up for grabs in the following categories:
- Retail Consumer Co-operatives
- Enterprise Owned Co-operatives
- Mixed Ownership Co-operatives
- Worker Co-operatives (two seats)
A call for nominations was sent out to all members falling into the four categories of membership on 14 February 2023. For information contact [email protected].
Who can stand for election?
Co‑operatives UK's Board of Directors is elected by and from our members on a rolling three year cycle.
The Board is drawn from different constituencies of members to provide a balance of experience and knowledge. Elections are staggered so there is at least one board election each year.
What makes a good director?
There is no identikit for the perfect director. In fact, we want a real balance of skills and personalities to help take Co‑operatives UK, and the wider sector, forward. Read the candidate information.