What does the Board of Directors do?

The Board of Directors is responsible for promoting the success of Southern Co-op whilst representing the collective interest of the members as a whole across the geographical areas in which we trade.  Subject to certain qualification criteria being met, directors bring a range of experience and skills but are each committed to upholding the values and principles of co-operatives whilst fulfilling their legal duties and responsibilities in overseeing the work of the executive Leadership Team.

They meet on a monthly basis at our head office in Portsmouth.  Most directors also attend additional sub-committee meetings held in between these meetings.  Whilst we would not recommend a director attend all meetings by video conference, we have developed such capability to assist directors who do not reside within a short distance of Portsmouth.  There are also regular training sessions and other opportunities for self development.