Our Members

The National Governance Association (NGA) describes a Trust’s Members as “the guardians of the governance of the trust.” Their responsibilities are limited but very important. They appoint the board of directors and have a legal responsibility to appoint the trust’s auditors. Members meet twice a year and can make decisions between meetings in writing. 

Co-op Academies Trust has five Members. The chair of the trust board and one other director, plus three independent Members:

Mr Russell Mark Gill (19.08.11) Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interests: Employee of Co-op Group, Trustee of People’s History Museum, Trustee of Co-op Group Northern Trustees Ltd
Mrs Gill Gardner (19.08.11)

 

Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interest: Employee of Co-op Group
Ms Rebecca Birkbeck (10.08.20) Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interest: Employee of the Co-op Group
Mrs Caroline Jane Sellers (19.08.11) Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interest: Employee of the Co-op Group
Mr Andrew Lang (06.03.19) Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interest: Employee of the Co-op Group

Members who have stepped down in the last twelve months:

Ms Pippa Wicks (28.06.18 – 31/7/20) Relevant Business or Pecuniary Interest: Employee of the Co-op Group, Chair Alixpartners UK, Turnaround and restructuring Business