Bindu Varkey (Chair)
Bindu was appointed to the position of Chair of the Oxfordshire Credit Union (OCU) Board in May 2019. Bindu is a driven, skilled and professional business leader with over 20 years’ experience across various sectors from Financial Services to Formula E Racing. Her Financial Services experience includes a number of years providing compliance and regulatory guidance to small and large organisations. She is commercially aware with proven ability to support business across all stages of their lifecycle.
In addition to her volunteer role at OCU, she is currently the Managing Director of MobOx which is connecting, collaborating and enabling the Oxfordshire mobility ecosystem for communities, industry, academia and local government. Also she is a Non-Executive Director of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP). As a resident of Oxfordshire, Bindu through her various roles is focusing on delivering support for local communities.
Robert James (Treasurer)
Rob qualified as an accountant in 1985 and over the next thirty years worked at several large financial institutions in the City, where he was mainly responsible for finance, regulatory and control issues. From 2001 until 2015, he was Finance Director of Sucden Financial Limited with a wide remit of responsibility covering Finance, Risk Management, IT and Regulatory Compliance.
In 2015, he began volunteering with the London Capital Credit Union. He was a member of the supervisory committee and also worked in a customer facing role.
In 2018, Rob moved to Oxford and joined the Oxfordshire Credit Union. He says, “The OCU will grow and benefit the community in the coming years and I want to help it achieve its aims”.
In his free time, Rob loves to cook, is studying Spanish and is a keen golfer and runner.
Eliane Pony (Marketing)
Alison Le Cornu
Steve Edwards (Marketing)
CREDIT UNION SOLUTIONS STAFF
Client Development, Lending Decisions
Bank Reconciliation, Payments and Lending Decisions
Customer Contact and Data Entry