How is our Board of Directors different?

Southern Co-op’s Board of Directors is currently made up of nine directors elected from the membership and one director who was co-opted by the Board and approved by the members at our AGM last year in accordance with Southern Co-op’s Rules.

The Leadership Team of The Southern Co-operative, including the Chief Executive, are not on the Board of Directors.  The Leadership Team are responsible for the operational running of Southern Co-op.  The Board of Directors is independent of the Leadership Team, responsible for the strategic direction of the Society and for overseeing the work the Leadership Team do on a day to day basis.

All elected directors are non-executives and serve terms of three years.  At the end of their three year term they have to stand down but may seek re-election.  Equally any member who satisfies minimum qualification criteria may be nominated as a candidate.