Our Board

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Gerard Hetherington

  • Chair at Fair Trader

  • Chair Holme Valley Fair Trade Support Group

  • Over 30 years experience in central government and the NHS

  • Senior Civil Servant, Department of Health

Joanne Higginson

  • Marketing and communications expert

  • Has worked with both large eCommerce retailers and smaller direct-to-consumer brands

  • Based in London

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Mark Lewis

  • Secretary at Fair Trader

  • Chair Wooldale Cooperative for 6 years

  • Chair of Trustees, Royds Hall School

  • Managing Director of £100 million sales public listed company

  • Sustainability consultant working with Marks & Spencer and OXFAM

Scott Arlidge

  • Extensive experience in customer service and member relations in retail cooperatives

  • Currently a director of Heart of England Co-operative

  • Based in the Midlands

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Margaret Dale

  • Director at Fair Trader

  • 40 years experience in HR and change management

  • Four non-executive directorships

  • CEO of a business

  • Chair of Keep Holmfirth Special

Paul Brennan

  • Educationalist for 40 years with many roles in public, private and third sectors

  • Freelance consultant working with Local Authorities and schools across the country

  • Chair of several educational associations and visiting research fellow at Leeds Trinity University

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