Meet the Scotwest Credit Union Board of Directors

Cathy Jamieson, Chair

Joined Scotwest 1991, elected to the Board February 2017

Cathy is a graduate of Glasgow School of Art and also has Postgraduate Qualifications in Art Therapy, Social Work and Management. Prior to her career in politics she worked as a social worker, setting up and managing an alternative to care service and working as Principal Officer of Who Cares? Scotland, the advocacy organisation for children in care. Find out more.

Ian Turner, Vice Chair

Joined Scotwest 1991, elected to the Board February 2017

Having been a Social Worker since 1981working across Scotland, Ian has extensive experience in both local authority and the voluntary sector, both at front line and management levels. Find out more.

John Begg

Joined Scotwest February 2017, elected November 2019

John is a freelance Financial Manager who worked with Scotwest in that capacity from 2016-17. Find out more.

Justine Carter

Joined Scotwest 2021, elected to the Board November 2022

Juistine has enjoyed a long career in IT and project management in both the aviation and financial sectors, including a spell working and living in New Zealand.  In recent years she has also taken up a range of voluntary opportunities with organisations including Citizens Advice, as well as taken part in Natwest’s MoneySense programme delivering financial education in schools. Find out more.

Maurice Gilligan

Joined Scotwest 2011, Co-opted to the Board April 2023. Elected to the Board December 2023

Maurice is Renfrewshire Council’s Promise Manager. As well as a member of Renfrewshire Council’s Children’s Services Senior Leadership Team and a key officer in Renfrewshire’s Children Services Partnership. Find out more.

Samantha Hamill

Joined Scotwest February 2023,. Elected to the Board December 2023

Stuart Wallace

Joined Scotwest August 2021,. Elected to the Board December 2023

Stuart is a Senior Investment Analyst with Scottish Water following holding financial positions in his previous roles. Find out more

Sarah Watters

Joined Scotwest January 2015, elected to November 2021

Sarah is a Finance and Office Manager working within the IT industry, specialising in Finance Management, Human Resources and Administration. Find out more

Stephen Wood

Joined Scotwest March 2014, co-opted to the Board April 2022

While working for North Lanarkshire Stephen has volunteered with The Children’s Panel, Independent Custody Visiting as well as the Commonwealth Games. Stephen first served as a Scotwest Director after being nominated to the Board November 2014, service as Vice Chair until leaving the board in 2020. Find out more