Co-operatives UK Staff

Here is a list of the current staff members, and their role at Co-operatives UK.
To contact Co-operatives UK use the online form or call our switchboard on 0161 214 1750.


Linda Barlow

Co-operative Governance Advisor

Kate Fielding

HR Reward and Policy Manager

Tim Knowles

Head of HR Services

Emma Laycock

Head of Co-operative Advice

Gary Morrison

Senior Lawyer

Dane Pollard

Co-operative Governance Advisor

Communications and Marketing

Jennifer Banks

Communications and Marketing Officer

Wendy Carter

Head of Communications and Marketing

Dominic Mills

Communications and Marketing Officer

Leila O'Sullivan

Campaigns and Content Officer

James Wright

Policy Officer

Development Unit

James de le Vingne

Head of Development Unit

Gauthier Guerin

Project Manager

Isla Mcculloch

Programme Manager | Community Shares Standards

Petra Morris

Co-operative Development Manager

Ludovica Rogers

Programme Manager | New Co-op Ventures

Bethan Sparasci

Project Co-ordinator

Jess Thomas

Project Manager

Alice Wharton

CSU Programme Manager


Jermaine Hamilton

IT Analyst

Joe Harrison

Data Analyst

Paul Murphy

IT Programme Leader

Michelle Parkin-Kelly

Research Officer

Philippa Raby

Salesforce Administrator


Sarah Aldridge


Kika Strong

Facilities Manager


Toseef Akram

Finance Officer

Michael Shepherd

Head of Finance

Lesley Taylor

Finance Support Officer

Membership and Events

John Atherton

Membership Manager

Leoni Merrifield

Events Coordinator

Irena Pistun

Membership Relations Coordinator

Richard Self

Agricultural Manager

Gareth Wright

Member Relations

Secretary General and Secretary

Zena King

Society Secretary

Meenaz Rashid

Business Support Officer