North East

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.

  • Andrew Donkin (Council Colleague Member)

    Technical Manager

    Co Durham

    As a proud employee of over 25 years, I eat, sleep and breathe the Co-op and co-operation. I’ve a Co-op-sponsored first class degree BA (Hons) in Applied Management and 15 years’ experience of the Co-op's governance, as well as school governance for a Co-op Business and Enterprise School. During these 25 years, I have seen many changes and challenging times but genuinely feel the future looks brighter than it ever has. Our members own the business, and we’re creating a framework where we are better able to engage with them and can help them to help us determine our future.

  • Mark Ormston

    MIS Manager

    North Shields

    I’m educated to post-graduate level and have significant management experience, as well as a Diploma in Co-operation. I am dedicated to co-operative values and principles and enthusiastically support membership activities. I bring an in-depth business knowledge, proven financial acumen, strategic insight, an informed social perspective, respect for governance, an ability to influence and inform decisions and a desire to serve the wider membership. I would like to see the Council perform an effective custodian role, holding the Board to account in areas such as business performance, strategy direction, social responsibility and ethical trading.

  • Ray Henderson

    Company Secretary


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