Meet our Board
At Coalville CAN, our board is made up of six local figures who meet every other month to help manage our operations. With a wide range of skills and experiences, our board provide expert advice and make key decisions.
Every year, at our Annual General Meeting, any member can nominate themselves to become a board member. Find out more about Membership by clicking here.
I’m owner of a Zero Waste Refill shop in Ibstock and have lived in the LE67 area for most of my life. As a founding member of Coalville C.A.N., I am committed to working in collaboration with the community to improve the facilities, services and opportunities available to all.
I've lived in Coalville for around 25 years, and have helped on various community projects, Agar Nook youth club, Camerados Public Living Room, Gardenerados allotment, Coalville Fixers. I've spent my life repairing and fixing. I began at Birch Coppice Colliery, did a 4 year apprenticeship as Colliery fitter. I've joined the board of Coalville CAN because I want to help build our community.
I moved to the Coalville & Whitwick area over 20 years ago with my family. I have always had a passion for engaging with people and started on my creative journey with my business Wobbly Pins over 10 years ago, whilst continuing to work full time in the NHS. I want to be able to share my skills, passion and experience of crafting and by joining Coalville CAN I aim to provide opportunities for people, young and old, to get involved in craft groups and realise their creative potential.
Owner of the Coal Bunker café in Coalville and previous market trader. Local resident. Determined to get buildings in Coalville into community ownership and enable people to do the things they are passionate about!
Prof. Martin Philips
I have been coming to Coalville with my students for the last 6 years and look forward to developing further relationships with the community through Coalville C.A.N CBS over.
I am passionate about people and the importance of feeling both connected to and able to influence where they live. I am currently working with the Social Prescribing Link worker team and have a back ground in Asset Based Community Development. I love the energy of the Coalville CAN team and want to be part of what happens next in the coming years.
Ian Wilson - CEO
Ian is an experienced co-operator and manager in a range of organisations.
Having worked in operations, a regulatory environment, logistics and project management as well as alongside others in co-operatives and community enterprises, Ian brings a wealth of experience, practical skills, and know how.
Harry Jerome - Company Secretary
I'm Harry, I'm 24 and I'm the secretary for Coalville CAN, alongside my other roles with the team! Working with CAN, I've found my passion for community and want to help Coalville to become a place where anyone and everyone can make a difference.