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Our Team

Chair : Janet Hodgson


Janet joined the Board in 2018 and the following year was elected Chair when Laurie Bird stepped down. She has been volunteering for the Credit Union for many years.

Cris Palmer


Cris is a Director

Kevin Coyne


Kevin is a retired former General Manager of a multi-national healthcare company and began volunteering for the Credit Union over 6 years ago. He enjoys employing the skills he learned in professional life on behalf of a worthwhile cause and the team work aspect is also important to him.  

In 2014 he joined the Board and took on responsibility for Compliance and Money Laundering.

He says "At the Credit Union there is always a long list of jobs to be done and so I spend one day per week at the office and also work remotely from home.  In my spare time I enjoy gardening, golfing (badly), playing tennis & badminton (poorly) or table-tennis (at which I excel !). "

Laurie Bird


Laurie Bird has been involved with Rugby Credit Union since it began in 2004. He became chairman in 2006 and stood down in 2019, whilst remaining a director. He says "As a volunteer organisation the credit union was an opportunity to help the local community and as a retired engineer I’ve always enjoyed anything involving numbers. During my time I’ve seen many changes, including five business addresses, but we still keep growing !"

Sue Barton


Sue has been a volunteer for many years and was appointed to the Board in 2019

Sue Leary


Sue has been a volunteer Director of the Credit Union for many years.

Ami Mistry

Office Manager

Ami is our Office Manager

Di Billingham

Assisstant Office Manager

Di is our Assistant Office Manager

Andrea Sime

Supervisory Committee

Andrea has been a volunteer and a Board Director of the Credit Union, but recently switched to the Supervisory Committee.

David Bradford

Chair : Supervisory Committee

David has been involved with the Credit Union since it launched. For some time he was Treasurer and now is Chair of our Supervisory Committee

David Hayward-Bradley

Supervisory Committee

David is a retired banker with lengthy experience in the Commercial and Specialist Corporate sectors. He has also taken on consultancy work for many small and medium sized businesses in the area. And as a partially qualified accountant trained in Internal Audit he has been very vigilant in overseeing our activities as a member of the Supervisory Committee. His financial bankground and sound advice has proven extremely helpful to the Credit Union on numerous occasions.

He also wanted it to be known that he is a shy, naturally quiet and self-effacing, really nice chap (!)