Archive | Directors



Gary Brant – Treasurer

Gary worked for the HSBC Group for 35 years before retiring in 2013. During his career he worked in International Trade Finance and the Global Markets Divisions of the Bank. He is experienced in Sales, Sales Management and held a Senior Management leadership role. He now works as part of a consultancy group working with […]

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Philip Bruce

Philip Bruce

Philip worked in a senior leadership role for Lloyds Bank before retiring in 2017 after 35 years with the organisation. During a long and varied career he worked in a number of areas including relationship management, sales management, credit management, business management and finally in change management dealing with business and operating model change and […]

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Theresa Chambers – Secretary

Theresa is our most recent addition to the board, joining us in April 2018. She has worked in the public sector for over twenty years, and brings to the board a deep commitment to improving opportunities for the most vulnerable in our society. Theresa has a wealth of experience in public policy development and analysis, […]

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Steve Eyre – Chair

Steve retired several years ago from a career in Sales and Sales Management and is now an executive trustee of three charities. Since joining Swan Director Phil Stratton in founding Sharing Life Trust in 2003, he has been a passionate and active advocate for those in our communities who are marginalised and often invisible. Sharing […]

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Charlie Robertson

As a Didcot Town Councillor, Charlie is responsible for decisions that impact the community.  He brings to the board 10 years of experience in the financial services industry, ranging from consumer-lending, sales and marketing to client-advice and project governance.  Having completed his Executive MBA at Henley Business school, Charlie uses his business acumen to help […]

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Phil Stratton

Phil joined the Board early in 2013 following his involvement as a Board Member of Aylesbury Credit Union. Together with Steve Eyre, he helped champion the merger between Aylesbury and Milton Keynes Credit Unions, to form Swan Credit Union. He now heads Swan’s interests in South East Oxfordshire and was involved in organising the launch of Thame […]

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Philip Turnbull – Company Secretary

Philip is the only remaining founding member of the Credit Union on the Board. He has been Treasurer in 2006, 2013, and 2014; Chair of the Board from 2007 through 2013; and has now taken over as Company Secretary. He is responsible for grant funding and for regulatory compliance. Until retirement in 2014, Philip was an […]

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