Mark Ralf

“I can still remember our co-op number from the age of eight.  Today, many years later, the principle of reinvesting our profits in our business, our members, our communities and our associates is very important to me – and I know it can work very well for all.

I am a Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors and have an MBA from University of Lancaster.   In my career, most recently I was Group Purchasing, Property & e-Commerce Director at Bupa. Before that I held senior roles in SmithKline Beecham and British Airways.

Since retiring I have served on a number of boards including Radian Group Housing Association (creating affordable homes in the south & west) and West Wittering Estate – (looking after the environment, beach and coastline in the beautiful village where I live). In the past I have been a school governor and chair of several charities.

I volunteer at the local library helping people with their phone, tablet and laptop problems just because I like techie things.

On a personal note, I am married to Claire and have two grown-up boys who live in London.  I enjoy walking (Claire and I have finished Coast to Coast and almost finished the South West Coastal Path), skiing, watching films, computers and woodwork.”

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