Phone: +44(0)1993 810730
Twitter: @PeterCouchman

Peter is Chief Executive of the Plunkett Foundation. He came to the post in 2009 after having spent his career in the consumer Co-operative Movement, where he was best known for helping to make Oxford, Swindon & Gloucester Co-op an internationally recognised example for engaging members and marketing its co-operative identity. He also helped to create Local Harvest, Midcounties Co-op's local food sourcing scheme, and Co-operative Futures, a leading co-operative development agency. He served on the Co-operative Brand Panel, which led the project to rebrand the Co-operative Movement in the UK. He is a director of Co-operatives UK, Chair of the Co-operatives UK Forum and a Trustee of the Arkleton Trust. He also serves on the UK Government’s Department for Communities & Local Government Communities Partnership Board.