Welcome to five fantastic new Trustees1!

We are pleased to report our second online Zoom AGM, on Wednesday, 23rd June, ran without a hitch.

A recording of the AGM will be available on our website in the coming weeks, but we couldn’t wait to announce that we are delighted to have welcomed five new Director/ Trustees to the boards of the ICOF* Group of companies this year. With a few places to fill we launched a proactive campaign in early 2021 to help us find individuals that would both improve the equality and diversity of our board and fill skill gaps, particularly in terms of finance, legal and governance. We realised we needed to broaden the range of places we advertised these posts and so we researched and approached job boards that specifically advertised to women and people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. We were thrilled with the high level of applications we received and the overall commitment to support CCF in a post Covid world, and help design the plans for our future, as we approach our 50th Anniversary in 2023.

So, without further ado, we are delighted to report that Dominica Cole, Nankunda Katangaza, Jaye Martin, Adrian Smith and Sheridan Sulskis were unanimously elected to our boards to help us on an exciting new phase for the organisation and join us on our journey through the next 50 years of lending for social purpose. We will be back with a greater insight into our new board members in a new blog series, in the coming weeks.

*Co-operative & Community Finance is the trading name of Industrial Common Ownership Finance Ltd.