In 2010 "Methodist minister Paul Flowers is the new chairman of Co-operative Financial Services. Mr Flowers will take up the top job at the Co-op’s wholly-owned financial services business on April 15. He will also chair the Co-operative Bank and Co-operative Insurance.
"As well as being a director of the Co-operative Group board since 2008, Mr Flowers is a Methodist minister and an elected member of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. He has also held a number of varied and senior positions within the voluntary sector. He is formerly a member of the board of the Advertising Standards Authority, Vice-Chair of the National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux and was chair of drug abuse charity the Lifeline Project for 16 years until 2004. Mr Flowers, 60, will succeed existing Co-operative Financial Services chairman Bob Burlton, whose planned term of office expires this year after six years in the role." 
- Roger Bannister, "Flower power - downfall of a banking boss", The Socialist, 27 November 2013.
Resources and articles
- menmedia Paul Flowers takes the top job at Co-op Finance, organizational web page, accessed October 16, 2012.