I’ve only been a director since May 2022 but it’s been enjoyable and rewarding to get back involved with the Association after a hiatus of 2 ½ years. I think a strong ABCUL is crucial to a strong credit union movement and I hope that I’ve been able to use my experience to support efforts to contribute to that goal.
I’m particularly interested in issues of diversity and inclusion, which I think credit unions need to do more to respond to and so it has been particularly positive to have joined the ABCUL Inclusivity Group as the board representative.
For anyone considering standing for the ABCUL board, I would encourage you to reach out to current directors to get a sense of what the role involves. We are a friendly bunch with a broad range of backgrounds and experience and we’re keen to see more people standing to join our ranks. To that end, any of us would be glad to talk to candidates to give you a direct sense of what it’s like and to answer any questions you may have.