Expert in writing constitutions for co-operative, mutual, and member-based organisations, and designer of new ownership and governance structures.
I work as a consultant in the social business team supporting those seeking to set up new ventures trading for a social purpose; advising existing organisations on the transition from private investor-ownership or public ownership into democratic, member-based arrangements; and seeking to redesign structures so that they better support a collaborative and co-productive approach involving users, workers and citizens.
I have spent more than 20 years working with the UK co-operative movement, at all levels. For most of that time, I have been involved in the modernisation of public services based on democratic, member-based governance. I have worked in a range of sectors including retail, health, social housing, education and youth services, and have undertaken a range of governance reviews for organisations exploring transformation.
What do we mean by “an economy for people not profit”?
How can we build an economy for people, not profit?
The explosive growth of co-operative societies in the second half of the nineteenth century is often associated with the creation of an ingenious business...
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