Our Governance

Member democratic control is a core co-operative principle with our Co-op governed by a Co-ordinating Body that is made up of and accountable to our members, who attend our General Meetings each year.

Your Co-ordinating Body

The Co-ordinating Body is the elected ‘board of directors’ of our co-operative. Three members are elected each year at our AGM. The Co-ordinating Body is responsible for guiding our strategy, safeguarding our resources and ensuring the management of our co-op remains aligned with our social, environmental and co-operative values.

Maureen O'Donnell

Chair

Rose McCaul

Treasurer

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Grace Wilentz

Board Member

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Filipa Ferraz

Board Member

Paolo Bostrenghi

Board Member

Bróna Ní Chobhthaigh

Board Member

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Jonas Poulsen

Board Member

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It could be you!

Two vacant positions

Governance Knowledge Base

We have created a knowledge base of all the key documents and policies that members need to understand how our co-operative is governed and operated.

Co-op Constitution

Our governing document is our rulebook (a.k.a our Constitution) which sets down how our food democracy works.

CB Meeting Summaries

The CB meets on the second Monday of every month, and you can read summaries of these meetings below.

Board Policies

The CB has approved a suite of policies to govern the Co-op. You can find the full suite below.

Organisational Policies

The CB has approved a number of important operational and organisational policies. You can find the full suite below.

Committees

Our committees support the Co-ordinating Body with their work, give more members a opportunity to be involved in the governance of our Co-op and bring their expertise, values and passion to our Co-op.

Finance, Audit & Risk

Chair: Martin Nolan

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 reach out.

Nomination & Governance

Chair: Grace Wilentz

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 reach out.

Members' Affairs

Chair: TBD

The CB is facilitating the start 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.

General Meetings

Annual General Meetings

The Co-op holds an Annual General Meeting each year to hear reports, adopt accounts, elect the CB and a number of other important actions.

Special General Meetings

From time to time, the Co-op holds Special General Meetings to consider important topics like changes to our Constitution or to authorise borrowing for purchases.

AGM Minutes

Annual Reports

SGM Minutes

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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