London Community Credit Union is governed by a board of directors elected by the members at the annual general meeting.
All directors are unpaid and each is elected for a three year term. At any time, there are between 10-15 directors. All members can stand for election.
The board meets monthly, and most directors serve on other committees such as Finance, Audit or Loans.
From its number, the board elects a chair, vce-chair, treasurer and secretary. These members are the executive officers and they serve for a period of a year. At present they are:
- Chair – Malcolm Swallow
- Vice Chair – Gren Bingham
- Treasurer – David Morgan
- Secretary – Matthew Gaskin
- Audit Committee Chair – tbc
- Credit Committee Representative – Suzette Barry
- Anti-Money Laundering Officer – Ian Moseley
Anna works for a communications consultancy and uses her professional skills and experience to assist the credit union. Anna has served on the board of directors and executive committee since 2016. She has been the secretary and was the vice chair in 2017-18.
Baraka is currently training to become a chartered accountant. He believes credit unions can be a fitting tool to address some of society’s thorniest challenges. Baraka presently leads the investment committee of the Sarah Bonnell Foundation where he is chair of the board.
David is employed in the corporate treasury of a large multinational company where he works to improve the quality of financial controls and financial reporting. He has been a member of the board since 2013, treasurer since 2014 and he is a member of the finance and property committees.
Diana is a SEN teaching assistant at a local primary school and has been a volunteer in the community for many years. She has been a director of the credit union since its inception 18 years ago and has served on the HR and board nominations committee’s.
Grenville has experience in the areas of management, business development, marketing, and highly technical work in computing. He has been responsible for building several businesses. Grenville has been a board member for over a period of 15 years. He is the current vice chair.
Ian has been a senior trading standards officer. He was the president of the credit union from inception until he stepped down in 2014. He has a working knowledge of quality assurance methods and consumer credit legislation, which are useful tools in the running of the credit union.
Malcolm has worked and lived in east London for most of his life. He is a chartered accountant strongly supports the idea of community-based organisations. He is the current chair and has held this position previously as well as serving as treasurer and chair of the audit committee since joining the board in 2008.
Matthew is a civil servant with previous experience working in community development for a large housing association and policy research at the Centre for Responsible Credit and Toynbee Hall. He has served on the board of directors and executive committee as secretary since 2015.
Peter is a qualified chartered surveyor who is employed as an associate director at Strettons in east London. He has considerable experience of dealing with commercial and residential property throughout London and serves on the board and its property sub-committee.
Peter joined the board in 2013 and was chair 2016-18. He worked as press secretary and researcher to a Shadow Chancellor following several years as a political and business journalist, during which time he covered the financial crisis. Outside of work he has been a volunteer in the homeless sector in three UK cities.
Stephen’s professional background is in construction and property management. He is very active in the local community, volunteering with a local Amnesty International group and an organic farm in the Lea Valley. He has served on the board for four years and is the chair of the property committee.
Suzette has a background in nursing and is now retired. She is very active as a volunteer on many boards and committees including the credit union. As well as serving on the board, Suzette is the board appointed director serving on the credit committee for over 6 years.
Please let a local branch manager know if you are interested in volunteering for one of these positions or contact the board by email
Rules of the Credit Union
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