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From: 28 Jul 2016 - 9:00 To: 28 Jul 2016 - 17:00


Continuing Professional Development for Board of Directors, Board Oversight Committees & Credit Union Staff

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Morning Session

Chair: Dr. Olive McCarthy

  • 9.00-9.10 Opening Address & Welcome

Dr. Olive McCarthy, Senior Lecturer, Department of Food Business & Development, Researcher, Centre for Co-operative Studies

  • 9.10-9.50 “It Makes Sense”: Personal microfinance initiative with credit unions

Brendan Whelan, Social Finance Foundation

  • 9.50-10.30 “Government as a strategic enabler: a new approach to credit union development in Scotland”

Prof. Robbie Mochrie, Associate Professor of Economics, School of Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

  • 10.30-10.50 Q & A
  • 10.50-11.10 COFFEE BREAK
  • 11.10-11.50 “Lending opportunities for credit unions into the future”

Ralph Swoboda, Managing Director, CUFA

  • 11.50-12.30 “Credit Unions – what’s the point?”

Brendan Burgess, Founder of “Ask about Money” and media commentator.

  • 12.30-13.00 Q & A
  • 13.00-14.00 LUNCH

Afternoon Session

Chair: Professor Emeritus Denis Lucey

  • 14.00-14.30 Theme: “Balancing regulatory requirements and business development needs in Credit Union”

A Policy Perspective
Michael McGrath, T.D. Fianna Fail Spokesperson for Finance

  • 14.30-15.00 Business Development in credit unions – from a regulatory perspective

Elaine Byrne, Deputy Registrar of Credit Unions, Central Bank of Ireland

  • 15.00-15.30 An ILCU Perspective

Brian McCrory, President of the ILCU

  • 15.30-16.00 A CUDA Perspective

Kevin Johnson, CEO, CUDA

  • 16.00-16.50 Panel Discussion comprising of the speakers of the day
  • 16.50-17.00 Close of day Professor Emeritus Denis Lucey