Russell Gill

Russell Gill

Russell Gill is Head of Co-operative Relations at the Co-op.

He has worked for the co-operative movement since 1992 starting as a member relations officer in London and then fulfilling various management roles in Manchester with the Co-op Group. He was appointed Head of Membership in 2007, and took on responsibility for Social Goals in 2013.

He is currently Chair of the Co-op Academies Trust Board and has been instrumental in the development of the Co-op’s Academies programme since its inception.

He was awarded a Masters in Management of Co-operatives & Credit Unions from Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia, in 2007. He is a member of the Board of Governors of The Co-operative College, a Trustee of the People’s History Museum and Chair of Eurocoop’s Co-operative Identity Working Group.

He is married with two children and lives in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.


Date of appointment   01/09/2014
Term of office  4 years
Date of resignation  N/A
Relevant business and pecuniary interests  Trustee of People’s History Museum

Trustee of Co-op Group Northern Trustees Ltd

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