Early last year I interviewed Matt Bland, of the Manchester based Co-op Credit Union, as he began his debut year in charge (2020). This is interview asks Matt how was his first year?
After making the interesting swop from being a policy and regulation specialist, at the trade body ABCUL back in 2020, Matt embarked on turning the sleeping giant of the Co-op Credit Union (CCU) into a more nimble and ambitious outfit. Matt was selected for the job from an impressive batch of applicants but no matter how much the CCU directors tested his ability at the interviews, no one could plan for the test of the pandemic! Matt gives a fascinating insight into being a CEO, for the first time, and how to cope with a pandemic.
The Co-op Credit Union (co-operativecreditunion.coop)
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