A recent retiree, with over 40 years’ service in the manufacturing industry, David is now a Local Parish Councillor and District Councillor. His view that use of credit is complementary to sound financial management practices, not in place of them, is at the core of the ethos of the credit union. David’s vision for the future of the credit union is that it continues to build and maintain the financial stability and resilience of its owner-members. David also serves as the credit union’s Compliance Officer.
Resident in Doncaster, Kevin works on urban farm supporting initiatives to help local people grow their own produce to improve health and well-being. He serves as a Borough Councillor in the North of Doncaster, and provides help and support to residents and local groups. Kevin also serves as the Director of Lending and the Director of Delinquency for the credit union.
A credit union director since 1995, Miles has served as a director of your credit union since it first started in 2002. With professional experience in local government since 1986 (in South Yorkshire since 1989), he has a keen interest in social trends and developing a better understanding of local communities.
A professionally qualified Accountant who has worked entirely in the public sector in various roles within Finance and Audit culminating in the Senior positions of Chief Finance Officer and Chief Executive Officer, latterly a Joint Chief Executive Officer for two District councils. In a voluntary capacity also served on the Board of another Credit Union for 3 years. Retired in September 2015.
A former Operational Auditor for British Coal, Les also has over 10 years’ experience working for his local CAB office. Now retired, Les brings his passion for his community coupled with his experience in business operations and auditing, to serve on the board of the credit union.
Currently a Money Advice worker in Teesside for a large social housing provider, John has had previous roles which have included housing management and tenancy enforcement. He has significant experience of working alongside credit unions and firmly believes they have a vital role to play in today’s financial landscape.
The Financial Conduct Authority requires that a credit union should have an ongoing internal audit, carried out by Independent Supervisors. At Community First Credit Union this is done by volunteers Pat Marriott and Heather Bottomley who are both now retired from work in professional backgrounds. Their function is to act on behalf of the owner members to oversee the running of the credit union, making sure that the organisation operates within the law and follows regulations, rules and policies.