John McGuigan


tel: 0151-726-2260


I currently work as a Client Services Manager with North West Housing Services, a secondary co-operative based in Liverpool, providing management services to over 30 housing co-operatives, most of which are based in the North West of England. I am passionately committed to promoting the co-operative business model, and have just commenced my Co-operative Development Professional Qualification.


I have over 10 years’ experience of day to day management of housing co-operatives. I regularly deliver training sessions to Housing Co-op Management Committees on a variety of topics, including governance, operational issues and specialist items such as Welfare Reform.

I am currently Company Secretary of the Confederation of Co-operative Housing, and since taking this role, membership numbers have doubled, due to my pro-active communications.

I have recently provided support, under the mentorship of Jo Bird, to two new start co-operatives on Merseyside, which was funded by the Co-operative Enterprise Hub.


Board Member – Confederation of Co-operative Housing (General Council) 2007-present

Company Secretary – Confederation of Co-operative Housing 2010-present

Board Member – Co-operatives North West 2009-present

Board Member – Everton Development Trust – 2011-present


HNC Housing Studies – Liverpool JMU 2000-01