Bob Cannell

Bob has a lifetime’s experience of working in and with co-operatives. He helped Suma become the UK’s biggest worker-owned cooperative as their personnel officer and, as a consultant, he has worked with hundreds of other UK and European coops. His speciality is people and developing cooperative teams for
business success. Bob was the UK representative to the European and World sectors of the International Cooperative Alliance in Brussels; in the latter, he had the unassuming job title of Vice-
President Europe North! In the 1980s and 90s, Bob was a Bradford City councilor (for Bradford Moor and then Shipley West). He was Chair of Public Health and Chair of Economic Development and endured four
years as a director of the old Bradford Health Authority. Bob is a keen cyclist, runner, and rower (with Bradford Amateur Rowing Club at Saltaire) and lives in Heaton.