Glasgow Credit Union has announced the appointment of David Ross as their new CEO who assumes responsibilities from Tuesday 3rd April.
“The Board of Directors is delighted that David will lead Glasgow Credit Union through an exciting period of growth and change,” said Archie Ferguson, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “David has a thorough understanding of the needs of our members, our staff and of the requirements to keep up with the increasingly regulated landscape of financial services. I have no doubt that he is the right person to take the helm at Glasgow Credit Union as we approach our 30th year.”
David has worked in Corporate IT & Financial Services for almost 30 years, more recently in an advisory capacity to Fintech start-up businesses.
A former Head of Information Security at the Clydesdale Bank, David has also held a number of senior leadership positions within the Programme Delivery and Product Development disciplines. He has been an active participant on a number of industry-wide Advisory Boards, Committees and Forums and brings a diverse range of experience to the role.
Glasgow Credit Union is the largest and most successful credit union in the UK with over 47,000 members, offering loans, savings and mortgages exclusively to people who live or work within the Glasgow ‘G’ postcode area. Although the products offered are similar to those you would find at a bank – our ethos is very different. We are a financial mutual, which means we are owned by their members.
When the credit union is successful, this success is shared with members in the form of an annual dividend paid on savings, or an interest rebate on loan and mortgage interest.
Glasgow Credit Union is led by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected from within the membership. The Board of Directors is accountable to members and it is their role to define the strategy, approve business plans and to challenge and support the CEO. To find out more about the Board, visit Our People.