Simon Parkinson joined the Co-operative College in March 2015 having previously worked at the Royal Mencap Society. Passionate about co-ops, Simon believes that through working together, individuals can have a hugely positive impact on their own lives and the wider community.

He grew up in Salford and attended both Salford University and Warwick University where he gained a Masters degree in Public Administration. He is a keen Manchester United supporter (we try not to hold this against him) and partial to the odd cup of tea.