Co-op launches recruitment drive for directors


A recruitment drive has been launched by The Co-operative Group among its millions of members to identify potential directors for its board.

Up to two directors nominated by members will be appointed under a new governance structure.

The Group appointed three member nominated directors earlier this year.

Allan Leighton, who chairs the Co-op board, said: "We now have a highly experienced board in place and we are already seeing the benefits of this translate through into the performance and strategic direction of our business.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for Co-op members to make their contribution felt in the boardroom, ensuring our co-operative values and principles are woven into the fabric of the commercially and socially motivated decisions we make."