Aptitude tests not the final answerDisgraced U.K. bank chair scored well on psychometric testsBy Sarah Dobson03/10/2014|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/12/2014 It must have seemed like a good idea at the time — to somebody. Paul Flowers, a Methodist minister for more than 40 years, was hired in 2010 to be chair of the Co-operative Bank based in Manchester, U.K.While Flowers had dabbled in banking many years before and served on boards, his banking experience was limited. Three years after he was hired, the Co-operative Bank was facing a capital shortfall of £1.5 billion ($2.7 billion Cdn) and Flowers was forced to resign while facing allegations of buying illegal drugs. In giving evidence to parliament’s Treasury Select Committee in January, Flowers didn’t seem to understand the magnitude of the bank’s assets, loans or investments, according to media reports. So how did the reverend manage to assume such a prominent position in the first place? To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.