How ABCUL is Run

Just like its member credit unions, ABCUL is owned by its members

ABCUL is a society registered under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. It is governed by a Board of Directors who are elected by members.

The Board then elects its chosen officers, such as the president, vice president, treasurer and secretary from members of the Board.  The Board also appoints a CEO to run the Association on a day-to-day basis. 

As a co-operative organisation ABCUL puts the needs of members at the forefront of its service and seeks to represent them at all times. To achieve this ABCUL believes that communication with member credit unions is an essential part of the service it offers.

Member credit unions can ensure their views are heard through channels such as:

  • annual general meetings
  • regional forums
  • conferences and seminars
  • consultations and briefings
  • live and online forums

During the 2022 ABCUL Annual Conference, we were delighted to welcome the following members to the Board:

  • Catherine Morton – Director for the North West (co-opted)
  • Darren Bailey – Director for Scotland
  • David Anderson – Director for the East of England.

Senior Officer Roles of the Association 2022

President and Director for the West Midlands– Paul Norgrove 
The current representatives elected by Association members are:

Director for the East Midlands– Richard Munro  
Catherine Morton – Director for the North West (co-opted)
Darren Bailey – Director for Scotland
David Anderson – Director for the East of England.


All ABCUL elected representatives can be contacted by email. firstname.surname@abcul.org