Hazel Blears, Member Nominated Director

Hazel BlearsAppointed as a Member Nominated Director of Co-operative Group Limited on 16 May 2015.

Roles and responsibilities


Hazel was a Labour Member of Parliament from 1997 – 2015, representing Salford and Eccles. She has held a number of senior positions in government including Public Health Minister, Home Office Minister and Communities Secretary.  She also served on the National Intelligence and Security Committee.

Hazel has been a Co-op member for over 20 years, she has shopped and banked with the Co-op throughout that time and cooperative values have shaped her personal and working life. Hazel’s other roles include being a Member of the Advisory Board of Big Society Capital and Chairing the Institute for Dementia at Salford University.