Keynote Speaker Profile: Jo Bird

Building an Economy for People Not Profit
January 21st 2016
Speaker profile: Jo Bird

Jo BirdJo Bird co-organised pro-democracy responses to the crises at the Co-op Bank and
Group from 2013 onwards, including three Ways Forward conferences and making
the case for democratic co-ops in the media.

She is based in both Derry and Manchester, working across the island of Ireland and in North West England. Jo’s co-op experience includes Chair of Co-operative Alternatives’ (Northern Ireland),
Co-operative Business Consultants (2007-16), Co-ops North West (2006-13) and
Olive Co-op (2003-7) promoting responsible tourism and fair trade with the Middle
East. She is licensed to award the Community Shares Standard Mark, and has
considerable experience in co-op business advice, business and financial planning,
crowdfunding, board mentoring, governance, legal registrations, organising events
and study visits.

Jo will be speaking to the conference: Replacing Capitalism: Co-operatives and/or State Control and recorded this short video explaining why this conference is so important.
https://www.facebook.com/100009033190299/videos/1533518603625898/

The “Building An Economy To Serve People And Not Profit” conference will take place in Manchester on Thursday 21st January (10am-4pm) in the Central Hall.
Admission (including lunch and refreshments) is £45.00

For further details, www.wf4.eventbrite.co.uk or contact Phil phil@cbc.coop 07901 338700

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