Corporate Governance

On 30 August 2014 members of The Co-operative Group voted in favour of a resolution on the adoption of a new Rulebook to radically reform the Group’s governance structure. As part of the on-going implementation of The Co-operative Group’s governance reforms a number of proposed amendments were approved by members at the 2015 Annual General Meeting and came into effect upon registration by the Financial Conduct Authority on 28 May 2015.

The Co-operative Group rules and regulations

The rules set out the way in which the Society is owned, organised and governed.


The Co-operative Group Board has delegated certain responsibilities to a number of committees, each of which has written terms of reference covering the authority delegated to it by the Board.