COCA is managed by a voluntary “Core Group” of members – between 6 and 10 elected members, and at least one farmer/grower – which meets once a month to direct and plans the day-to-day work carried out by the different working groups on behalf of all members.
All Core Group meetings are open to members and observers, though please let us know (via firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to attend so we can make sure we have enough space to accommodate everyone. If you would like to attend, our next meeting will be:
Minutes of previous meetings are available to view on the ‘Core group minutes‘ page.
Our current Core Group
The current Core Group consists of:
Stuart Johnson – Chairman
Gill Lewis – Secretary
Anthony Bullock – Treasurer
Gerald Miles – Farmer
Caz Miles – Farmer
Dave Thomas – General Member
Gabrielle Sloane – General Member
Anne Curran – General Member
Nathan Walton – General Member
Joining the Core Group
Any member of COCA may stand for election to the Core Group if proposed and seconded by two other COCA members.
Each year a third of the elected Core Group will stand down, starting with the longest serving. This doesn’t preclude others standing down as well. No one person can remain a Core Group member for more than 3 years without standing down. In exceptional circumstances this term can be extended by 12 months if there is a need as determined by the Core Group. Anyone who stands down will be able to stand for re-election after 12 months.
The AGM can elect the Core Group if at least 20% of members are present. Alternatively a postal ballot can be arranged.