Board of Directors

No1 CopperPot Credit Union is a not-for-profit organisation, run by its members. The Board of Directors are an elected group of individuals who represent our members. They consist of two Executive Board Members who work at the Credit Union full-time, and seven Non Executive Board Members. The Board of Directors are also supported by the Audit and Risk Committee. This consists of five people who focus on risk management, governance and financial reporting – all of which ensures the stability of the Credit Union, allowing us to continue to help members for many years to come.

They help to make strategic decisions, with our members best interests at heart.

Let us introduce your Directors…

 

Executive Board Members
Caroline Domanski MBE Lisa Ridgway
Caroline is the Chief Executive and an executive member of the Board. Having joined the Credit Union in 2006, Caroline became Chief Executive in 2015. Caroline holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Financial Services and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management. She is also a council member of the Building Societies Association to represent the credit union sector and smaller building societies. Lisa is the Chief Finance Officer of the Credit Union, as well as being an executive member of the Board. She has been working for the Credit Union since 2015 and has 17 years experience working for Aviva in a variety of finance roles. Lisa was a qualified chartered accountant when working as an auditor at PWC and has a Maths degree from Nottingham University.

 

Non Executive Board Members
Chris Burrows – Chairman Stephen Morley – Vice Chairman
Chris joined the Board in 2001 and is currently the Chairman. He is a retired Police Inspector who was also the Chair of GMP Federation. He is now a Community Relations Manager for a construction company. He holds The Certificate in Credit Union Principles and Practice and a Professional Banker Diploma issued by the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Steve joined the Board in 2017 and is the current Vice Chairman. He is a serving officer in Leicestershire Police as well as running his own vending machine business.
Peter Henson  Helen Thomas
Peter joined the Board in 2002 and is also the nominated Non Executive Director on the Audit and Risk Committee. He is a retired Police Inspector who was also Treasurer of GMP Federation. He is now Treasurer for the Police Treatment Centres and the St George’s Police Children’s Trust. He holds The Certificate in Credit Union Principles and Practice issued by the Chartered Institute of Bankers. Helen joined to Board in 2014. She is a serving member of Police staff in the North West.
Richard Clarke  Arthur Elstone
Richard joined the Board in 2017. He is a retired Police Officer having served in the Metropolitan and Surrey Police and on secondment to UK Border Force. He is currently an investigator on the National Trading Standards Scams Team. Arthur joined the Board in 2007. He is a retired Payroll Manager, having carried out this role for Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Independent Advisers to the Board
Rod Ashley Melanie Cooke
Rod has been an Independent Adviser to the Board since 2017 and is currently the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. He has experience as the CEO of a credit union and also an independent bank. Currently, he leads the team setting up a new UK challenger bank to be based in Scotland. Melanie has been an Independent Adviser to the Board since 2016 and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. She had a successful career in banking and now designs and delivers workshops and bespoke coaching and mentoring programmes for SME’s. She is a family member of a retired officer.