ABCUL Board Profile - Director for the North West and ABCUL President

Karen Bennett - Director for the North West and ABCUL President (joined ABCUL Board in 2015)

Karen Bennett is the CEO of Enterprise Credit Union.  She has been involved with credit unions since 1994 and has held a number of roles in retail, mainly supermarkets. 

Why did you first get involved in credit unions?
I was asked by my local priest to help out, just a few hours he said. I ended up volunteering full time for five years ha-ha. 

Why did you choose to stand for election to the ABCUL Board? 
I believed I could make a difference and ensure community credit unions had a voice


What have you gained from being a member of the ABCUL Board?
My confidence has increased, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in many events and meetings and have met some great people along the way. I’ve also learned new skills which have helped me in my own credit union…

What have you been able to contribute to the ABCUL Board? 
My knowledge of the sector, my skills and my passion for ABCUL

What advice would you give to  people considering standing for the ABCUL Board? 
Speak to any ABCUL director, learn what it involves and believe your input will make a difference…