Executive Council members

Unite Executive Council Elections 2023

The term of office of the current Executive Council comes to an end on 30th April 2023. It is therefore necessary to hold an election to elect the new council to hold office from 1st May 2023 to 30th April 2026. These elections are being run on behalf of Unite by Civica Election Services. You can access the guidelines for the ballot, and statements from those seeking nomination on the Executive Council Elections website.

The Unite Executive Council election for the period 2020-2023 closed on 18 June 2020. Following receipt of the results by the outgoing Executive Council the following people below were declared elected. The new Executive Council took office on 22 June 2020 and holds office until 30 April 2023.

Aerospace & Shipbuilding  Mick Darlington & Mark Porter (observer)
Automotive Industries  John Cooper & Ken Smith
Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Process and Textiles  Cliff Bowen
Civil Air Transport  Jas Gill, Trudi Lanigan & Nigel Stott
Community Youth workers and not for profit  Ruth Hayes
Docks, Rail, Ferries & Waterways  Andy Green
Education  Ken Drury
Energy and Utilities  Nick Jeffery
Engineering, Manufacturing and Steel  Gary Buchan & Tony Pearson
Finance and Legal   Jacob Goddard & Fiona Tatem 
Food Drink and Agriculture   Debi Bell and Matt Gould 
Government, Defence, Prisons & Contractors Chris Cadman 
Graphical Paper and Media & Information Technology  Tom Murphy
Health Suzanne Abachor, Lesley Mansell & Steve Thompson 
Local Authorities  Lisa Colquhoun & Kathy Smith 
Passenger Transport  Nigel Atkinson, Patricia Davies & Simon Rosenthal 
Road Transport Commercial, Logistics and Retail Distribution   Mick Casey & Dave Williams 
Service Industries  Howard Percival 
Unite Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians  Frank Morris & Tony Seaman
National Black and Asian ethnic minority seat 
Susan Matthews
National disabled members' seat  Dave Allan (elected following by-election 21 June 2021)
National LGBT+ members' seat  Jenny Douglas
National Retired members' seat  Phil Wiseman
National women’s' seat  Jane Stewart
National Young members' seat  James Mason
East Midlands  Steve Hibbert & June Shepherd
Ireland  Therese Moloney & Noel Gibson
London and Eastern  David Agbley, Richard Allday, Zimeon Jones & Monica Sorice
North East, Yorkshire and Humberside  Michelle Smith; Andrew Dyer
North West  Mary Callaghan & Tony Woodhouse
Scotland  Eddie Cassidy & Helen McFarlane
South East  Hayley Garner & Max O’Donnell-Savage
South West  Jayne Taylor & Chris Young
Wales  Wendy Gilligan & Kerry Owens
West Midlands  Julian Allam, Maggie Ryan & Nick Wareing

To contact the Executive Council please either send an email or write care of the general secretary who will forward any post received - Executive Council, c/o General Secretary, Unite the union, Unite House, 128 Theobald's Road, London, WC1X 8TN.

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