Peter joined as a Trustee in 2014. He is Chief Executive of the Plunkett Foundation, which supports rural communities to take control of the issues that matter to them, such as saving their shop, pub or supporting local food. It is based in Oxfordshire, England providing support in the UK and Ireland as well as engaging with co-operatives around the world. Prior to that, he worked for many years in the consumer co-operative movement on issues around developing member engagement and promoting co-operative values.
He is a director of Co-operatives UK, Chair of the Co-operatives UK Forum and a Governor of the Co-operative College. He also serves on the UK Government’s Department of Communities & Local Government Communities Partnership Board.
He tweets @PeterCouchman