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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jenny de Villiers (Senate)
Although involved as a family with the Co-op, my true understanding began in 1993 with my roles at the Co-operative College with member education and international programmes with ICA co-operatives. During this time I was also Secretary/Treasurer of Co-operatives East Midlands and then Co-operatives West Midlands, promoting co-operative enterprise. I now represent the Members' Council in Senate. Aspiration - to support Council in helping to renew our Co-op.
Tanya Noon (Senate)
Member & Community Relations Officer
I am representing the East Midlands, and have been involved in co-operative democracy for over 30 years. I work for an independent co-operative society and have a great understanding of all stakeholders due to my grassroot community work. I am also secretary to a football supporters’ trust, represent a number of Fairtrade towns and am a trustee of my local village hall. I have an ability to communicate at all levels and want to ensure there are channels for members to interact with the Council and enable everyone's voices to be heard. I was appointed to the Senate for one year.
My background in the co-operative movement includes working in a small workers’ co-operative, and in a co-operative development agency, establishing new co-operatives. My career has focused on business education, latterly with the Open University, but includes time in the private and voluntary sectors also. Locally, I volunteer for environmental and heritage causes. As a Council member, I hope to use all my experience to improve member participation at all levels within the Co-op.
Councillor - Nottingham City Council
I'm elected by Co-op members in the East Midlands to represent them on the Members' Council. It's my job to hold the Co-op Group Board to account on behalf of Co-op members and ensure that co-operative values remain at the heart of the organisation.
Fairtrade, reducing plastic waste & ensuring that the Co-op has strong community links are key issues for me. I'm a Councillor on Nottingham City Council and a member of the Co-operative Party. I'm also a volunteer, member-elected Director of Nottingham Credit Union.
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My work has been in environmental education in schools and the community, and I’ve served on the boards of a number of environmental organisations at a national and local level. I currently run community gardens in and around Nottingham, as well as volunteering with the local Abundance project to redistribute surplus garden fruit and I organise a Garage Sale Safari in my home village.
The commitment to act ethically and sustainably is a core strength that draws me, as a consumer, to shop with the Co-op. By serving on the Members' Council, I aim to support the organisation in continuing to build on this commitment. We’re clearly at a tipping point for the environment and I believe the Co-op can and must make a difference.
Simon Kilbey (Council Colleague Member)
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