Board of Directors
Meet the Board of Directors
The directors of The Phone Co-op are elected by members.
Meet the directors:
- Robert Denbeigh (Chair)
- Fiona Nicholls (Vice Chair)
- Helen Grayshan
- Karen McArthur
- Simon Richards
- Jane Watts
- Shelagh Young
The term of office for directors is three years. Each year two or three directors reach the end of their terms of office.
Members are invited to nominate candidates for the Board (members may nominate themselves or another person). Nominations can be for existing directors reaching the end of their terms, or for other members, and if there are more candidates than vacancies, a postal ballot is held.
To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must have been a member for six months. Full details are available in the Society's Rules.
Duties of a Director
The duties of a director include:
- Attending board meetings, of which there are usually eight over the year by telephone conference.
- Additional work carried out between board meetings.
- Attending General Meetings.
- Attending face to face board meetings (four or five per year including the AGM and HYM weekends)
Board members receive a fee of £1261 per annum (£1891 for the Chair, £1576 for the Vice-Chair). Reasonable expenses will be reimbursed, as agreed by the Board from time to time.
Other directorships held by the current Board and Executive Management
To see other directorships held by the Board, please download the PDF here.
Your elected board
Robert Denbeigh (Chair)
A growing Phone Co-op benefits all members with lower call costs, bigger dividends and more muscle to invest in other co-operatives.
Fiona Nicholls (Vice Chair)
I have been a customer and member of the Phone Co-op for 3 years and grow increasingly proud of the business and what it's achieving. It feels completely natural to put myself forward for Director.
I am a commercial professional with over 15 years of experience gained at 'challenger' telecoms providers, including The Phone Co-op.
I would like to see the Phone Co-op continue to be a successful, sustainable business and to contribute to its future development in a challenging environment.
I stood for election to the Phone Co-op board because the organisation takes sustainability seriously. It seems to me that the principles of co-operative working need to be modelled successfully now more than ever. It is very exciting to be able to help take The Phone Co-op forward in these challenging economic times.