The International Co-operative Alliance has appointed Bruno Roelants as its new Secretary General. Bruno, who has been the Secretary General of ICA’s sectoral body for workers’ cooperatives CICOPA for many years, can be considered as something of an insider and he should know all about the challenges which are about to face him. The ICA, like other global bodies of its kind, has a diverse membership and, of course, never enough funding.
But the ICA is at least in a better state today than it was twenty years ago, when it was on the brink of collapse. I think Bruno Roelants will be well placed to build a much stronger office team in Brussels, where CICOPA is already based and where the ICA is also nominally based. Good luck to him.