• 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.

  • 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.

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    Ruth Williams

    I am delighted to represent Wales members and staff on the Co-op’s Council, because I’m passionate about helping to make life in Wales better for all. Do get in touch because I’m keen to advocate grassroots feelings to Council.

    I bring extensive board level and trustee experience for this role and I’m particularly keen to support the Co-op’s environmental and ethical initiatives. I live in Swansea and enjoy walking the Wales coast path.