MANAGER APPOINTED AT CREDIT UNION
After a wait of over a year, a new manager was this week appointed at Mitchelstown Credit Union, writes Brian Moore.
The new appointee, John Collins from Cork city is no stranger to Irish business and financial circles.
Mr Collins joined Ernst & Young as a trainee accountant and he qualified as a chartered accountant in 1991. During his time there he worked across a number of businesses including credit unions.
Next stop for John Collins was Burger King Ireland in Dublin as their chief accountant and then he returned to Cork to join BUPA Ireland as financial controller in Fermoy. Welcoming Mr Collins to Mitchelstown, the president of Mitchelstown Credit Union, Kevin O’Flynn, told The Avondhu: “We are extremely fortunate to have secured such an excellent general manager as John, who has been appointed with the unanimous support of the board.”
Treasurer, Sean Casey, said: “Mitchelstown Credit Union is extremely pleased that John has been secured as the general manager of our credit union. He is very enthusiastic about the job and has a strong mix of customer service experience, regulatory reporting and team management-skills experience to bring to bear on the role.”
When asked what immediate plans for Mitchelstown Credit Union he had on his agenda, John Collins said he was ‘looking forward to the challenge’.
“The challenge really is restoring confidence as much as anything else. We need to get the message out that it was never as bad as what appeared in the papers. The support of the team here in Mitchelstown has been second to none, and the loyalty of the members is a mainstay of any credit union.”
"It’s a team effort and I am looking forward to being part of this team here in Mitchelstown.”
Thursday 14th May 6:35pm