Nisa managing director, Peter Batt has been named as one of the four new trustees joining the board of Co-op’s charity, the Co-op Foundation.
Bringing with him almost 30 years experience in retail, Batt has also spent time as a trustee at Saint Francis Hospice and sat on the Enterprise Co-operative Trust Board.
The convenience retailer’s portfolio insight analyst Mahalia Flasz, Co-op Insurance head of finance, risk and governance Jane Waters and Co-op Counicl member Latefa Mansarit will also be joining the board as it looks to continue its five-year strategy, ‘builiding communities of the future together’.
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Flasz is part of the businesses Young Members Group, which looks to champion young voices and inspire a movement of young people to co-operate for a fairer world.
She also has a seat on the retailers National Members’ Council and is part of its Diversity and Inclusion Working Group alongisde Mansarit who is also a secondary school teacher, careers guidance practitioner and advocate for young people.
Waters has over 20 years experience in the financial sector and is set to take on the role of the Foundation’s treasurer.
“Having Jane, Mahalia, Latefa and Peter join our board of trustees is a real win for us,” Co-op Foundation chair, Jamie Ward-Smith said.
“Each of our new trustees will bring their own personal and bold perspectives on how we can help deliver on Co-op’s vision of ‘Co-operating for a Fairer World.’
“2023 is set to be a very exciting year for the Foundation and our partners as we build fairer and more co-operative communities of the future together.”