Our Chief Operating Officer Debbie has recently joined the ABCUL Board of Directors whereby she will be acting as the Director of the North West for a 6 month period.
The Association of British Credit Unions (ABCUL) is the main trade association for credit unions in Britain, governed by volunteer directors. It represents its members to governments, policy makers and the media and provides a full range of information, training and development services to help its members grow as sustainable financial services providers.
ABCUL’s vision is that “Credit unions will become the primary source of affordable, high quality and ethical financial services for the people of Great Britain.” This goes hand in hand with PCCU’s intentions in improving financial well-being and helping to build a more vibrant local economy.
All of the staff and board are extremely proud of Debbie taking on this role as it will provide a great voice for PCCU and other credit unions across the North-West, whilst, allowing Debbie to gain a great insight to the world of the ABCUL Board.
I find Board Governance very interesting and something I have always been keen to explore. I am grateful for the opportunity to see it from the other side.
Her role involves attending regular meeting to discuss issues raised by members, hearing different forums across the UK, setting policy and strategy and voting on different arising matters.
Although only a 6 month term, being elected as a Director of the ABCUL Board is a fantastic development opportunity for me at a very exciting time for ABCUL, during the launch of Vision 2025. The ABCUL Staff and Board have been very welcoming and supportive and I am looking forward to working with them over the coming months.
On behalf of us all, congratulations Debbie this role couldn’t be more deserved!
We look forward to you sharing your valuable insights and learning with us as we are certain this will be a key factor in improving our local community’s financial wellbeing when providing the necessary financial services such as ethical saving and affordable loans.