The First Credit Union Difference
Any money we make goes back to our members through better interest rates on loans and low fees!
In July 1955 we began our journey as St Mary's Credit Union and became New Zealand’s first affiliated credit union. Our success was thanks to the dedicated volunteers who worked together to promote the credit union philosophy “people helping people” which we still up hold to this day.
In August 1955, St Mary's had 70 members and paid out it's first loan of 100 pounds.
Over the years we have had a few name changes, but remain committed to providing our members low fee accounts, great rates on savings accounts and no fee personal loans.
Board of Directors
FCU’s Board is elected by and are accountable to our members. The Board is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of FCU.
Our Board comprises of seven directors with a diverse range of backgrounds and skills.
Our Directors are (from left to right):
Rob Pascoe, Peter Iles, John Harvey, Judith Taane (Chair), Phil Todd, Malcolm Blair (Deputy Chair) and Simon Scott (General Manager).
The Leadership team is committed to our members and growing First Credit Union in a healthy, sustainable way. Each member of the Leadership team brings the necessary skills and experience required to ensure the smooth running of First Credit Union.
The team works alongside the General Manager and our Board of Directors to achieve the strategic goals of First Credit Union.
General Manager: Simon Scott
Chief Financial Officer: Stephen Hawkins
Lending Manager: Richard O'Regan
Insurance Manager: Michael Cathro
Member Experience Manager: Ana Braunias
Treasury & Banking Manager: Herb Wulf
Collection Solutions Manager: Michelle Arundel
Marketing & Communications Manager: Melissa Hay
Risk & Compliance Manager: Asenaca Kaloumaira
Special Projects Manager: Caitlin Kerr-Bell
Chief Information Officer: Jarrod Dowd