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Your Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are the volunteers elected to oversee the Credit Union on behalf of the members. They are responsible for policy and direction, ensuring that members’ money is safe, for compliance with law and good practice, for encouraging saving and providing fair access to credit. We are always looking for suitably qualified volunteers to join the board. Full training is offered. Please see the Volunteers page or contact Tim Pagan for more information.

The current directors are:

Mark Plummer

Mark Plummer, President and Marketing & Communications Director

Appointed 2015 (appointed President 2021). Mark has worked in private banking for over 30 years, and has extensive experience of managing financial services business, particularly for personal customers.

Paul Treece, Treasurer and IT Director

Appointed 1992. Paul was a founder member of the credit union, alongside his wife Lisa. He works professionally as a principal solution architect, and has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. He is also secretary for the ABCUL London and South East Forum, and Treasurer for the Grove Centre Church.

Donna Davis, Risk Management and Compliance Director

Appointed 2020. Donna retired after 25 years working for the Financial Conduct Authority and the Office of Fair Trading, where she held a variety of different roles, including interpretation and enforcement of consumer protection legislation and supervision of consumer credit firms. She joined the Supervisory Committee in 2016, before resigning that role to join the Board.

Bill Hackney

Bill Hackney, Complaints Director

Appointed 2021. Bill has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry, during which time he has held a variety of different roles, involving responsibility for multiple matters including risk management, IT, insurance and finance.

Barney Hearnden

Barney Hearnden, Secretary

Appointed 2016. Barney is a consultant in the London office of the law firm CMS. He specialises in advising financial services businesses on matters such as corporate governance, commercial contracts and regulation.

Keith Howick

Keith Howick, Credit Control Director

Appointed 2016. Keith is a patent and trademark attorney and retired from his firm in 2014 after 30 years, which included serving as senior partner and managing partner. He was a board member of the Intellectual Property Regulation Board, and is chairman of the Board of Tulse Hill and Dulwich Hockey Club.

Geoff Cave

Geoff Cave, Member Services Director

Appointed 2008. Geoff is a civil servant and is actively involved in the Sydenham community, particularly in his role as editor of Sydenham Life magazine.

Tim Pagan

Tim Pagan, Human Resources Director

Appointed 2016. Tim retired after a 37 year career in the probation service, most recently as head of corporate services for the London wide service, with responsibility for HR, IT and property. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development.

Gareth Hall

Gareth Hall, Strategy & Business Planning Director

Appointed 2019. Gareth is a solicitor and recently retired as a partner in the law firm Devonshires. He has extensive experience in advising businesses (including housing associations) on a variety of matters including financial services regulation and commercial contracts.

Jane Gregory

Jane Gregory, Assistant Treasurer

Appointed 2021. Jane is a chartered accountant and management consultant, who has spent most of her career working in the charitable sector, with responsibility for finance, governance and operations matters. She was a trustee and treasurer for the Upper Norwood Library Trust for 6 years and remains a regular volunteer.

Oluwafela Ajayi, Health and Safety Director

Appointed 2021. Fela has over 20 years’ experience as a health and safety professional and works for an international firm of architects. He has been involved in a number of other voluntary roles within the local community in Lewisham.

Louisa Papadouri

Louisa Papadouri, Loans Director

Appointed 2021. Louisa is Head of Finance and Operations for LP Squared, a company providing consultancy services to companies in the financial services sector. With three decades of involvement in the sector, she has a wealth of experience in the fields of finance, banking and business strategy.

 

Supervisory Committee

The Supervisory Committee is comprised of volunteers elected from among the members of the credit union. The Supervisory Committee is “the eyes and ears of the membership” of a credit union, sometimes called the “members’ watchdog”. Its responsibilities are discharged by monitoring the actions of the staff and Board of Directors and by undertaking reviews of specific areas of the organisation’s work.

The current members of the Committee are as follows:

Barney Wanstall, Chair

Appointed 2015. Barney is a chartered accountant. He has spent a number of years working for a Big Four accounting firm, advising insurance companies on a range of regulatory matters, and now works for a large insurance company.

Mark O’Connor

Appointed 2018. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and recently joined an infrastructure fund after a number of years with PwC. Mark lives in Brockley and helps coordinate many of the Supervisory Committee’s regular checks and tests.

Ash Saluja

Appointed 2019. Ash is Head of Financial Services in the law firm CMS. He has over 20 years’ experience of advising banks and other financial services firms on regulatory and commercial issues.


Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The CEO has day to day management responsibility for the running of the credit union and is responsible to the Board for customer service, staff and premises amongst many other things.

Ravi Ravindran
CEO & Money Laundering Reporting Officer

  The CEO has day to day management responsibility for the running of the Credit Union and is responsible to the Board for customer service, staff and premises amongst many other things.

 

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Lewisham Plus Credit Union Limited is a member of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and is Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Firm reference number 213588. Credit Union Registration Number 295C (IP00295C at Companies House).

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