Simon Parkinson

Chief Executive & Principal, Co-operative College

Simon joined the Co-operative College in March 2015 having previously worked at Royal Mencap Society, the country’s leading charity for people with learning disabilities. At the Co-operative College Simon is building on the strong foundations of the past whilst creating a new, vibrant, innovative and relevant heart for co-operation education. Simon grew up in Salford and attended both Salford University and Warwick University and has a Masters degree in Public Administration.

My Sessions

Bringing principle five to life: co-operative education, training and information


Why are Co-ops not as well understood as Ltd Companies? And what can the Co-op movement do to change that?