Town of residence: Keighley
Occupation: Macmillan Nurse
Ethnicity: White British
1. What is your current involvement in The Co-operative?
I became a member of Yorkshire Co-operative in 1988. Since then I have regularly attended members meetings.
2. What qualifications and/or experience do you possess that are relevant to the position of area committee member?
I work as a Macmillan Nurse, caring for people with terminal illness in Bradford. This helps me understand the problems facing the community I serve.
3. What other qualities would you bring to the role of area committee member?
I have developed the ability to listen deeply to people’s needs and problems, and find solutions to complex and challenging issues. I believe this knowledge and experience will be a valuable contribution in shaping the business and social goals of the Co-operative.
4. What aspirations do you have for The Co-operative?
Since its beginnings in the mill towns of northern England, the Co-operative has had a vision of a just and sustainable society, and how to make that a living reality in ordinary peoples day to day lives. The values and principles of the Co-operative offer people hope in an increasingly challenging and uncertain future.