Sally Chicken has been elected as president of East of England Co-operative.
After serving for five years on the board, Ms Chicken replaces John Pendle, and is joined by newly-elected vice-president Colin Barrett.
Ms Chicken, who lives with her family at Chelmondiston in Suffolk, was elected to the Board in May 2009 and sits on the society’s remuneration and search committee and has been involved with Credit Unions for over 20 years.
She said: “I’m thrilled to have been elected president. I look forward to helping the board manage its routine meetings as well as tackling some of the major strategic issues facing all co-operative societies at this time. I also hope to get out and about to meet many more of our staff working across the region and finding out first-hand how we can help them best serve our members.”
Mr Barrett has obtained the Institute of Co-operative Directors’ Certificate and currently serves on the audit committee. In 1993, he became a director of the Colchester and East Essex Society, serving terms as vice-President and president prior to the merger with the Ipswich and Norwich.