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.

Alexander Ibe, Secretary

Joined Scotwest May 2015, elected to the Board February 2016

Alex is a Senior Consultant with many years experience in the financial sector as well as a Business Development Director with Baseline Careers. 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.

Barry Douglas

Joined Scotwest March 2017, elected February 2021

Barry is a serving Councillor in East Ayrshire, sitting on a number of committees including as Chair of the Governance and Scrutiny Committee. Prior to this, he served as a Councillor in South Lanarkshire between 2007 and 2012. Find out more.

Jackie King

Joined Scotwest February 2020, elected November 2020

Jackie is a Team Leader with East Dunbartonshire HSCP Older Adults Mental Health Team. She has a diverse background, however, also having achieved an LL.B with honours from the University of Glasgow School of Law. Find out more

Paul Leonard

Joined Scotwest January 2009, elected November 2021.

Paul is a Chartered IT professional with over twenty years’ experience in IT, digital transformation and cyber security in both the public and private sectors. 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