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Role of the Board

The role of a co-operative board is to ensure the long-term success of the enterprise in accordance with the International Co-operative Alliance Statement on Co-operative Identity. The Board is appointed by and accountable to the members who own and control the co-operative. The Board represents the membership, making business decisions the interests of members. The Board acts as the custodian of the co-operative’s assets to safeguard the enterprise for the future. A co-operative board provides accountable leadership by setting the strategic direction of the en...

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