6. To elect Lord Victor Adebowale as an Independent Non-Executive Director (Elected - 91.82%)

Motion To elect Lord Victor Adebowale as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Supporting information Started as an Independent Non-Executive Director on 6 April 2016. Lord Victor Adebowale CBE

Skills and experience Victor is Chief Executive of the health and social care organisation, Turning Point; he has a passionate interest in public service reform and reversing the inverse care law and in pursuit of this, he lectures on the subjects of poverty, social exclusion, equality and human rights, leadership and change management.

Victor is a Visiting Professor and Chancellor at the University of Lincoln, holds numerous honorary doctorates as well as an MA in Advanced Organisational Consultation from Tavistock Institute. He is also a Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute, an associate member of the Health Service Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and of Cambridge University Judge Business School, on the Board of Governors for London School of Economics, Non-Executive Director of NHS England, President of the International Association of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and is the founder and Chair of Collaborate at London South Bank University.

In 2000, Victor was awarded the CBE for services to the New Deal, the unemployed, and homeless young people and in 2001, he was appointed a cross bench member of the House of Lords.

Why I want to be a director of the co-op The Co-op is a unique business with a place in many communities. It is a values-driven business in a world where business and social values need to come together more. There is the potential for the Co-op to shape and lead what businesses can do with and in communities, it’s an inspiring organisation. I feel privileged to be part of the Co-op.

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