• John Hughes

    Chartered Accountant


    Biography not available.

  • Barbara Vaterlaws



    I have a long family connection with the Co-op, recently serving on my Area Committee and Regional Values and Principles committee. 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-operative 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.

  • Gareth Jones



    I have been a Pharmacist in the employ of the Co-op movement since 1979 when I initiated my training in Chatham, Kent. Since 1981 I’ve worked in the town of Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire culminating in being nominated and winning Welsh Care Pharmacist of the Year in 2010. I’m married to Maria, we have two grown up daughters, Sioned and Lowri, and I'm very privileged to have a beautiful granddaughter Lili. I am passionate for my country, language and culture. My aspiration for the Council is to make a difference to the success of the Co-op Group in these tough economic times.

  • Jan Hale

    Jan Hale

    Agricultural Researcher


    I live in Newborough on the beautiful Ynys Môn. My job is as an Agricultural Researcher and 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 CWS. I have served on my Local Area Committee, on the Regional Values and Principles Committee and was elected by Members in 2015 to the National Members' Council.