Derbyshire Community Bank is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected by the membership at our AGM. In addition to the Board of Directors we have a volunteer Supervisory Committee who provide our internal audit function.
A period as a senior manager in Further Education (FE) colleges in the east and west midlands was followed by my appointment as Principal of South East Derbyshire college – a position I held for 13 years.
In 2004 I left FE to work for a government agency responsible for funding and planning post-16 education and training, and when I retired in 2010, I was responsible for all post-16 planning and funding in the East Midlands – a budget of over £1 billion.
For a number of years I was Chair of the Charitable Company EMFEC, and was a founder Board Member of the Erewash Partnership. I also chaired a number of Committees and ad-hoc Boards for the government, and as college Principal I was national Chair of the Principal’s Professional Council (PPC) from 2001 to 2003.
Following my retirement, I joined the Board of the Erewash Credit Union, now Derbyshire Community Bank, in 2012, and took over as Chair in 2013.
I have worked within the Voluntary Sector for the last 10 years, with Amber Valley CVS. Since leaving school I have worked in many different industries from steel manufacturing to selling IT. My role has always been within finance, administration and human resources.
I joined the Credit Union when it first came into the Amber Valley as part of the steering group, this role then took me to join the board of Derbyshire Community Bank 3 years ago.
I bring experience of recruiting and supporting volunteers as well as offering advice of human resources for paid staff.
As a founder member of the Broxtowe and Erewash Credit Union Steering Group I became a Director and helped it grow and evolve to become Erewash Credit Union.
I was appointed as Treasurer in 2010 and remain in this role with the Derbyshire Community Bank.
My background is mainly banking and finance and have worked for the DWP and now work for Derby Homes within the Income Team.
I have been employed within the local Cooperative movement for over thirty years in retail food store management positions. As an employee director I gain my membership to the Institute of Cooperative Directors and was a member of the local society’s regional and members committees and served on the main board until a restructuring of its governance.
I take a keen interest in promoting the Bank in my every day role as well as the cooperative movement.
I have served on the board of the bank for 4 years and feel that through good leadership and management we have become more inclusive.n Taylor
Please get in touch if a Supervisory Committee Member role would be of interest to you. This is a volunteer post.
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