We're delighted to confirm that Dame Pauline Green will be joining us this November to give a keynote address as part of day two's packed programme.

About Dame Pauline

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Pauline Green was the first woman President of the International Co-operative Alliance. Elected in 2009, Pauline argued that the time was right for radical change in the priorities of the ICA, and members rallied to help her achieve the sort of global body that the size and reach of the movement deserved. 

Pauline was born in Malta in 1948. An internationalist to her fingertips, Pauline’s family moved around Europe whilst she was young.  Her period as a full time Mum allowed time for study and she went back to work for the UK co-op movement as a lobbyist on European affairs. In 1989 she was elected as a Co-operative Member of the European Parliament. 

A committed European, she rose to be the leader of the largest political group in the European Parliament and led the move to sack the European Commission and force it out of office.  In 2000 she became CEO of Co-operatives UK.  She was instrumental in beginning the process of unifying the movement in the UK, successfully lobbied for new co-op legislation, and was a key player in a wave of new co-operative development. She retired from Co-operatives UK in 2009 after nomination as President of the ICA.

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