Co-operatives are legally required to elect a board of directors. To ensure democratic accountability, directors have limited executive power but provide an added level of scrutiny within the co-operative.
As is the case with all co-operatives, the general membership retain the ultimate power, holding the capacity to elect and un-elect all officials within the co-op.
Directors do not play an executive and operational role in the day to day, but function as an advisory group for oversight and consultation on longer term planning of activities and strategies. The role involves meetings every two months, and ongoing consultation and advice according to the needs of the operational team.
Since our first AGM in 2015 a broad range of people put themselves forward to join the board, offering a wide set of skills and experience.