Council-appointed representatives

The Council recognises the importance of being as diverse and inclusive as possible - especially in relation to under-represented groups (including but not limited to: gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, geography and employee representation).

To address this and meet any shortfalls, up to seven seats on Council are allocated to Council-appointed representatives, or co-optees, each year. This process is known as co-option and any Co-op member can apply, as the Council eligibility criteria doesn't need to be met.

  • Lois McClure (Council Colleague Member)

    Studio Delivery Co-ordinator

    Salford

    I became involved in co-operation after joining the Co-op’s apprenticeship programme in 2012 and have since sought to embody all that our movement stands for and represents. I’m passionate about making our Co-op relevant for the next generation and believe I can bring a fresh perspective to the Council. I’m proud to be a colleague member.

    I represent the North West as a co-optee on the Members' Council. You can contact me at northwest@memberscouncil.coop.

  • Jeevan Jones

    Economist

    Birmingham

    I’m a lifelong co-operator; I've been a Co-op member for six years and am also actively involved with Midcounties Co-operative and the Co-operative Party. In my day job, I work as a regulatory economist in Birmingham.

    On the Members’ Council, my role is to uphold our values and principles and champion a different way of doing business.

    I represent the West Midlands as a co-optee on the Members' Council. You can contact me at westmidlands@memberscouncil.coop.

  • Zoe Selby (Council Colleague Member)

    Store Manager

    Cardiff

    Having worked for the Co-op for 10 years, I've gone from a customer team member to store manager. I love being a store manager and putting what it means to be a co-operative at the heart of everything I do. That’s one of the reasons I applied for the Members' Council.

    The Co-op membership is amazing and I wanted to get more involved in how decisions are made and making sure members understand how important they are! Community engagement is my passion - the more I can help and get involved within the community, the better; I love helping others. In my spare time, I enjoy keeping fit and spending time with my family and my miniature poodle, Bella.

    I represent Cymru/Wales as a co-optee on the Members' Council. You can get in touch with me at cymru@memberscouncil.coop.

  • Chames Eddine Zaimeche

    Bid Specialist

    Manchester

    Biography not available

  • Denise Scott-McDonald

    University Lecturer/Councillor

    Greenwich

    Currently, I am a councillor in South East London. I am also the cabinet member for Air Quality, Transport and Public Realm for the Royal Borough of Greenwich. A role that involves working on large-scale transport-related and public realm improvement projects at the borough-wide level. At the strategic level, I am working to make Greenwich Council a co-operative council. I also sit on a number of London-wide and national bodies, including London councils and the Local Government Associations’ Wellbeing Board.

    In my community, I have been a school governor for an ‘outstanding’ primary school, which has won awards for good governance. I have been the branch secretary for the Greenwich & Blackheath United Nations Association UK, which campaigns for international issues. I have also been a trustee of the Westcombe Woodlands, a group which is helping to restore an ancient woodland area near Greenwich Park. I am a director for the Greenwich Millennium Village, a mixed-tenure development which currently has over 1095 homes, which will increase to 1800 homes. I am also a director of Greenwich Peninsula Company, a scheme to bring 15,000 homes to the North Greenwich area. Both positions involves regular scrutiny of the company data.

    Finally, I am also a part-time lecturer at a London University, where I teach courses on journalism and humanities. Prior to this, I was a journalist in New York and London.

    I represent London as a co-optee on the Members' Council. You can contact me at london@memberscouncil.coop.

  • Dion Owen

    Student

    Holyhead

    Biography not available

  • Zach Evans

    Newport

    Biography not available

  • Adam Taylor

    Adam Taylor (Council Colleague Member)

    Brand Manager

    Salford

    I have worked for co-ops for seven years, starting at the Clydebank Co-operative Society at 16. I went on to work as a customer team manager at Co-op Group stores across Glasgow and finally in our supermarket on the Isle of Lewis.

    I am now based in Manchester as a Brand Manager, helping to tell our unique Co-op story to our millions of members. I am elected to the National Members’ Council by my Co-op Young Members’ Group colleagues. I work hard to represent young peoples’ interests when working with the Council to hold the Board to account.

    I represent the North West as a co-optee on the Members' Council. You can contact me at northwest@memberscouncil.coop.

Contacting a Council-appointed representative

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Any personal information you provide will not be shared with third parties and will only be used for the purpose of responding to your query.