Our Food Democracy

We are democratically controlled by a vibrant and engaged membership who keep our co-operative rooted in our social, economic and environmental purpose.

our food democracy

Our Members

The members are the lifeblood of any co-operative, and we are no exception. Members are involved at all levels of the co-operative, be it volunteering in the shop, getting involved in member committees, attending member meetings or joining our Co-ordinating Body.

As a member you are not only entitled to all the benefits of membership, you are also a shareholder in our co-operative.

You’re able to attend our General Meetings, elect our Co-ordinating Body and participate in decisions about our Co-op.

Co-ordinating Body

The Co-ordinating Body are elected by the members each year to guide the direction of our Co-op, and ensure that the operations remain aligned with our vision, purpose and values.

The volunteers on the CB provide an important link between the operations and our members, and provide an important safeguard to ensure that the Co-op continues to operate soundly.

The CB is assisted by a number of committees comprised of members interested in bringing their knowledge, skills and experience to the Co-op.

Our Staff Team

Our staff team are responsible for the day-to-day operations of our Co-op, and delivering on our strategic objectives as agreed with the Co-ordinating Body.

We focus on developing a team who are closely aligned with our co-operative’s values, with most members of staff being Co-op members before being employed at our Co-op.

our co-ordinating body

Maureen - DFC Chair

Maureen O'Donnell


Paulo - DFC CB Member

Paolo Bostrenghi


Jonas - DFC CB Member

Jonas Poulsen

Board Member

Picture of Bróna Ní Chobhthaigh

Bróna Ní Chobhthaigh

Board Member

This is a picture of Brigid Corcoran.

Brigid Corcoran

Board Member

Picture of Elena San Juan Grande

Elena San Juan Grande

Board Member

CB member Marina Lambrakis

Marina Lambrakis

Board Member

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our committees

Finance, Audit & Risk

The CB is supported in the areas of finance, audit and risk by a committee of members with appropriate skills and experience. The committee is always looking for new members, so consider reaching out.

Nomination & Governance

The CB is supported with its governance and succession role by a committee of members with appropriate skills and experience. The committee is always looking for new members, so consider reaching out.

Members' Affairs

The CB is facilitating the creation of a Members’ Affairs Committee to provide a space for members to ask questions, share ideas and get involved without the commitment of joining the CB or one of the committees.

DFC Shop Staff

Becoming a Member

As a member, you gain access to our member benefits, which include member discounts, access to special orders, and can participate in our Co-op Community.

Through your membership of the Co-op, you will get access to an amazing community of people who share common values around food, the environment and building more resilient communities.

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