Why did you choose to stand for election to the ABCUL Board?
I had stood for election previously and being unsuccessful but was not deterred. I believe firmly that if you want to initiate positive change you must be willing and able to be an advocate and support for the entire CU movement.
What have you gained from being a member of the ABCUL Board?
I have gained a deeper understanding of the movement as a whole and the challenges faced in building a more relevant and sustainable CU sector in the UK moving forward. I also have a growing confidence in the current staffing team and their ability to lead ABCUL through the Town Hall Consultation which will support the entire sector.
What have you been able to contribute to the ABCUL Board?
The skills and experienced I had gained both in my role as CEO and time spent working with credit unions across the globe were something I felt would support the strategic direction of ABCUL and also provide something different to the wider Board.
What advice would you give to people considering standing for the ABCUL Board?
If you think you can offer something different, have the skills to support and passion for credit unions. Don’t hesitate; put yourself forward and be part of the future.