Yorkshire & the Humber
Chair and Director of Mayfields Community Trust. I'm active in 6 local groups and have a seat on the Ethics and Social Responsibility committees as part of my role on the Members' Council. I'm also a Labour Party activist and Co-operative Party member.
Lesley Reznicek (Senate)
Retired HR Manager
My experience encompasses retail management, employee relations and governance. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, I regularly attend update sessions on HR management.
As your first President on the Members' Council, I used the skills gained in developing the John Lewis governance model to help set up our new governance structure. My aim remains to develop our co-operative difference. To do this, Council needs to build better links with our members, ensure colleagues have greater opportunities to understand our co-operative difference and crucially, we must help create a better balance between our business aspirations and democratic objectives.
I am retired from full-time work, having been employed for many years in the Job Centre network as an IT systems project manager. My later years of work were as a self-employed programme manager. I am now a co-opted member of Barnsley Council's Audit Committee, as well as treasurer and trustee of Mind, which I have been with for 20 years. I've been a co-operator all my life and enjoy making a difference on the Members' Council.
Lyn Hunter (Council Colleague Member)
I am married with 3 daughters. When I started working for the Co-op, it was part time at my local store to fit in with the girls' school and my husband’s shift work. Fast forward 16 years, the girls have left home and I'm a store manager. I’m passionate about working with other co-op businesses to support our communities and meeting and working with local groups/charities to improve people's lives and environment. As members, I feel you have a say and need to be heard.
I'm a Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies and a former mental health nurse. Having worked in public service all my life, I wholeheartedly support the community goals and activities that form the basis of the Co-op. At a time when other traditional social institutions and support structures are in decline, the Co-op’s values decrease isolation and strengthen communities.
I’m proud to act as a Council member and aim to do my bit in ensuring that the Co-op’s vital and vibrant history of community endeavour and principled business practices maintains a strong presence in the 21st century.
I am passionate about co-operative solutions and I am privileged to be part of the Members' Council. My years of co-operative experience have enabled me to see the strengths within the Co-op and challenges that still need to be resolved. I am especially campaigning for the creation of local forums that involve members, businesses and elected members in effective bodies that successfully enact our values and principles. Working with Co-ops UK has given me insights into best practice and an opportunity to connect the Co-op with the wider movement.
I have lived in the Doncaster area all my life and have been an active member of the Co-op for over 20 years. Prior to retirement I was Deputy Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages at Doncaster Register Office for 26 years. My main hobby away from my family and the Co-op is being involved with music as a chorister and on the steering committee of a youth music & drama festival.
Warehouse Operative at Suma
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