Council Members are at the heart of our business to give members, like you, a platform for sharing your views and ideas on how we can make our Co-op one we can all be proud of for years to come. Get in touch locally:

If you're looking to raise a complaint or have questions about your membership or local store, please call: 0800 0686 727.

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Zach Evans

Student - Newport

I stood for election on a platform of diversity and inclusion and that is exactly what I intend to do as your elected member. I’m from South East Wales but I’m here to represent everyone across Wales of all ages, from all backgrounds. I am currently a student but prior to this I worked as a financial advisor; I intend on bringing these skills to the Members’ Council to hold the board to account and ensure all members are getting what they deserve as owners of our Co-op. I’m a keen Trade Unionist and believe that everyone has a right to be safe at work, I will be standing up for our colleague members and advocating for better pay and conditions for our frontline colleagues. I was first co-opted to council in 2018, before being elected in 2021. Outside of council and studies, I enjoy hiking and volunteering as a local Scout Leader.

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John Hughes (Senate)

Chartered Accountant - Bridgend

I represent you on our Members' Council as Chair of the Member Value and Business Performance Committee. A chartered accountant, I have a strong background in reviewing governance in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. I have been a UNISON representative for 30 years working hard for members at local, regional and national levels. I seek to combine the best of co-operative experience with a focused, professional approach.

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Barbara Vaterlaws

Designer - Moelfre

I have a long family connection with the Co-op. My background is in music (LRAM, B.Mus); I have held various teaching and administrative posts at home and abroad (Malaysia and Papua New Guinea). I currently work self-employed in design and print. My aspirations for the Co-op are that we should provide the very best service to our members and customers, acknowledging the vital importance of all aspects of our values and principles. For relaxation, I play in a brass band and enjoy country walking, theatre and concerts.

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Jan Hale (Senate)

Agricultural Researcher - Newborough

I live in Newborough on the beautiful Ynys Môn. My job is as an Agricultural Researcher and I fully endorse our continued support for British produce. My involvement with the co-operative movement began over 30 years ago when I worked, within the food industry, for the Co-operative Wholesale Society (CWS). I was first elected by members in 2015 to the Members' Council.

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Zoe Selby (Colleague Council 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.

Contacting your local representatives

To get you in touch with your Council Members on a more direct and local level, we've created a set of constituency email addresses to help you raise questions, find out more information and share your views.

To contact Council Members in this constituency, email

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