Four New Directors – Same Core Vision

Stockport Credit Union is pleased to welcome four new directors to its board, following a successful Non-Executive Director recruitment programme. These are:

Mark Bates as its new Chairman. Mark is a long-time local resident of Stockport and has a 40-year career working in a wide variety of businesses; he currently holds several Chairmanship roles.

Melanie Foster. Melanie is a project management professional with a background in IT and Operations, with experience in mergers and acquisitions, business process re-engineering, and portfolio and programme management.

Robert Grant. Rob is a qualified coach and mentor. He has 23 years’ experience in leadership and management roles across B2B and B2C sectors and has board experience in community and commercial organisations.

Funsho Oshewa. Funsho has over 25 years’ experience in retail and investment banking, and recently has led high regulatory risk business transformation projects across several multi-million-pound banking businesses.

Commenting on the refreshed board, Mark said:

“The credit union’s important work is set out under its four Objectives: 1) the promotion of thrift among its Members by the accumulation of their savings; 2) the creation of sources of credit for the benefit of its Members at a fair and reasonable rate of interest; 3) the use and control of Members’ savings for their mutual benefit; and 4) the training and education of Members in the wise use of money and in the management of their financial affairs.

The Board’s intention is to continue to work to meet those four Objectives, and to better serve our existing and future membership across the whole of Stockport. We are excited by the opportunity.”

Further commenting on the new appointments, Board Secretary and Nominations Committee member Elaine Preece said ‘we are delighted to welcome four outstanding new directors to our already talented board. When we commenced our recruitment programme, we were clear that we wanted to identify a broad range of skills and experience, and we believe that our board is now ideally placed to lead us into a successful and exciting future’.