Who We Are

We are a member owned, not-for-profit co-operative that provides people with access to healthy food from our shop in Thirroul. We are varied, but united by our commitment to the core values of healthy, eco-friendly food with minimal packaging waste, and the democratic business model of the co-operative.

A selection of Flame Tree volunteers in February 2015

Our Objectives

– To carry out our business to enable access to affordable healthy food.
– To carry a diverse range of quality products that contribute to healthy living.
– To provide an accessible shopfront that is open to meet community needs and is a safe and pleasant environment to shop in.
– To act as a meeting place to foster the environmental, social and personal growth of our community.
– To adopt ecologically sound practices and systems throughout the life cycle of products (including minimal packaging and food miles, fair trade, GM free and waste management).
– support the local economy and employment through relationships with local growers and producers.

We are overseen by a board of directors who are responsible to the membership for operating the Co-op within the Co-operative National Law (and regulations) and by a set of rules that are determined by the membership.

The Board of Directors

The board includes a position of Treasurer, Secretary and three other directors and the term of office of a director is 1 year. The current Board is:

– Sally Skyring (secretary)
– Justin Licht (treasurer)
– Karla Sperling
– Kylie Flament
– Monique Gusset
– Helen Piper (on leave)

Directors of the Flame Tree Co-op Thirroul
Directors as at November 2017, from left: Paul Spencer, Karla Sperling, Sally Skyring (Secretary), Helen Piper, Justin Licht (Treasurer)