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 2021 ABCUL Annual Conference, we were delighted to welcome the following members to the Board:

Director for London and South East, and East of England - Julia Daniel
Director for Wales - Karen Farrow  (co-opted until March 2022)
Director the East of England - Deborah Smith-Hands (co-opted until March 2022)

Senior Officer Roles of the Association 2021

Treasurer – Deborah Smith-Hands
The current representatives elected by Association members are:

Vice President and Director for the West Midlands– Paul Norgrove
Secretary and Director for Yorkshire and the North East – Alan Hignett
Treasurer and Director for the East of England - Deborah Smith-Hands
Director for London and the South East - Julia Daniel
Director for Wales – Karen Farrow
rector for the South West –  Clive Henly

All ABCUL elected representatives can be contacted by email.