Pete Westall has worked for Midcounties Co-operative for 23 years and is part of the Executive team as Group General Manager, Co-operative Social Responsibility. The Midcounties Co-operative is the largest independent consumer co-operative in the UK and is engaged in a wide variety of markets, including Food, Post offices, Travel, Energy, Pharmacy, Funeral care, and Childcare. The business is shaped by the co-operative principles and built on core values of democracy, openness, equality and social responsibility (DOES).
Pete has a background in both retail and CSR and believes all businesses have a responsibility to the communities in which they trade. Besides his role at BITC, he is also a Director of the OUR academy trust and a past council member at the Oxford Chamber of Commerce. Outside work he is a keen tennis player, and past Chairman and President at Woodstock tennis club.