Meet the Team

Karen Green – Chair 

Hi, I’m Karen. I am the current Chair of the Board of Volunteer Directors at Colchester Credit Union. 

 

I became involved with the Credit Union when I joined Colchester Borough Homes as a Housing Officer in 2010.  I had previously worked in banking so know how important it is for people to be able to access ethical savings and loans.

 

 

Colchester Borough Homes supports the Credit Union so I became the link between the two organisations. I am proud to be involved with the Credit Union who do a great job serving the community of Colchester & Tendring.

 

Now that my girls are grown up I spend lots of time with my beautiful springer spaniel Jess.

 

Oh and I like wine!

Nick Rose – Treasurer 

Hi, I’m Nick. I was born in Colchester but spent my early years in Nigeria (as my father worked out there in Medical science) and returned to Colchester in 1960.


I didn’t really have a career path, but rather I stumbled along a trail strewn with choices dictated by necessity (usually a lack of money) and occasionally interesting opportunities, picking up qualifications as I went. Probably not the wisest or easiest way to live, but it’s been interesting and I’ve met a lot of interesting people.

 

 

My last paid job before retirement was as an Audit Manager for the Big Lottery Fund, helping to design the controls in Lottery funding application systems.

 

After retiring, I joined CCU as a Volunteer Director and currently serve as the Treasurer. I see Credit Unions as providing a fair, equitable and member-focussed banking service, which is why I work here.

Evie Green – Secretary 

Hi, I’m Evie. I’m currently studying Economics at the University of Essex and am due to graduate this year! After that, I will be working as a Corporate Tax Assistant and studying towards my accounting qualifications.

 

I joined the Credit Union last year; I felt that the CU could provide me with the opportunity to give back to my local community. I currently take on the role of Secretary and manage the Facebook page!

 

In my spare time I enjoy cooking and baking and love experimenting with new dishes! I play netball and basketball and often join my Mum (above!) walking our lovely springer, Jess.

David Norman – Office Manager

Hi, I’m David.

 

I worked for 32 years as an insurance broker before getting involved with Colchester Credit Union in 2013.

 

I was looking for something to benefit the local community and I became the Office Manager in 2015.

 

Outside interests include most sports, eating out and trips to the coast!

Clive Stobbs – Director 

Hi, I’m Clive. I worked for 37 years in the City of London in the financial money markets, as the Chief Foreign Exchange Dealer of a Japanese bank and later in senior positions with four international money broking companies.

 

I was involved with Autism Anglia since 1983. Upon my retirement from the city in 2002 I was asked to become the charity’s Chief Executive - a position I held until my second retirement in 2018.

 

Upon retiring again I was looking for a project that helps and benefits the local community and was very proud to become a Director of the Colchester Credit Union.

 

I love sport (especially cricket and rugby) and although my playing days are long passed I still watch as much as I can.

Jack Davis – Director 

Hi, I’m Jack. I graduated from the University of Essex last year and I’m now a Tax Assistant working towards my accounting and tax qualifications.

 

I became a Director of the Credit Union early 2018 because I wanted to do something that would benefit my local community. It has provided me with the opportunity to understand how a cooperative works and to meet some great people!

 

In my spare time, I enjoy having a laugh with family and friends, playing video games and trying lots of new food!

CCU News:

From 1 October 2020, we are launching a range of new loan products! 

See our New Loan Products page for further details.

 

 

Our Loan Surgery is open for business!

Interested in getting a loan on ethical terms at reasonable rates?

If you're a member of the credit union, make an appointment to chat with one of our loan advisors and see if you’re eligible!

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We are located at:

Colchester Credit Union Ltd


7 The Centre

Hawthorn Avenue

Colchester

CO4 3PX

Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

 

+44 1206 798823 +44 1206 798823

info@colchestercreditunion.co.uk

 

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