Help shape the development and continued success of your credit union by signing up to our Director Training Academy and stand for election to the Scotwest Board.

We would be delighted to hear from members who would be interested in undertaking tailored training for future involvement in the Scotwest Board of Directors.

The training is provided by Scotwest and can take up to 12 months to complete, after which you can go forward to be considered as a board member.

“Being a Director in Scotwest has given me the opportunity to make a difference in the community by allowing me to have a voice in the direction of the credit union. Building new networks with other directors is another benefit.”
Alexander Ibe, Scotwest Director

Becoming a Board Member

Scotwest is run by its members for its members, each one being an owner of the business on a democratic “one member, one vote” basis. The elected Directors are responsible for developing strategy and maintaining the vision and values of the credit union, meeting on a monthly basis to monitor progress as well as reporting to the membership at the General Meeting.

Elections for Directors take place at the General Meeting and, prior to this process, candidates must complete the Directors’ training course and be approved by the Nominations Committee to stand.

Once elected, Board Members can remain in post for a period of three years. After this time, they can stand for re-election for one further three-year term.

If you are interested in joining the Scotwest Director Training Academy please email

“Any organisation is only as strong as its members make it, so I became a Director in order to contribute to Scotwest’s continued success.It’s not a huge commitment, but by joining the Board you can make a difference!”
Ian Turner, Scotwest Director

Our Board of Directors

Cathy Jamieson Chairperson, Non-executive Director
Ian Turner Vice Chair, Non-executive Director
Alex Ibe Secretary, Non-executive Director
John Begg Non-executive Director
Sarah Watters Non-executive Director
Stephen Wood Non-executive Director

Find out more about our Board of Directors here.