Members can shape their involvement by becoming a member of Rabobank. The influence and control of the members is embedded robustly and structurally in the members council.
A members council is a delegation that represents the total member base and is consequently a reflection of the field of operation. A members council is comprised of 30 to 50 members.
Members have influence and a voice in the bank's strategic course. The Board of Directors engages the members council to assess its policy with a view to optimising its services. The members council also frequently plays an active role in selecting the social projects the bank supports. The members council is chaired by the Chair of the Supervisory Board. He or she represents the members in the General Members Council, which is the highest decision-making body within the cooperative.