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Chief Executive Officer, Life Credit Union

We recently managed the appointment of Chief Executive Officer to the leadership team of Life Credit Union (LCU). Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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Established in 1968, Life Credit Union (LCU) is a member-owned financial services provider. Headquartered in Naas, it is one of the largest Credit Unions in Ireland with over 37,000 members, assets in excess of €175 million and employing 52 people across its four branch offices in Naas, Newbridge and Maynooth. LCU has an ambitious strategy targeting further growth in membership and in the provision of new and existing services and products to its members, including online offerings.  


Reporting to the LCU Board, the CEO will be responsible for optimal delivery of all day-to-day and operational activities of LCU. The appointed person will provide strategic leadership to the organisation and will work closely with all stakeholders to develop and grow LCU, expanding and updating its offerings to achieve ambitious growth targets, in accordance with the Strategic Plan. The CEO will be responsible for the implementation of policies and compliance requirements governing all LCU operations. The CEO will represent LCU in the public domain through appropriate media channels and events.


This position requires a focused, strategic leader who will ensure that LCU is best positioned to address the needs of its members, in accordance with the organisation’s mission and values. With a good appreciation and understanding of the opportunities and challenges within the Credit Union sector, the appointed person will have a demonstrable track record of relevant leadership experience, in addition to exemplary interpersonal and communication skills. A minimum of 10 years’ experience working within the Financial Services industry is necessary, 5 of which are at a senior management level. Minimum qualifications will include QFA and/or CUA. A good understanding of relevant legislation (Credit Union Act, Consumer Protection Code, Data Protection, and Criminal Justice Act – MLR & CTF) is desirable.

This is a pre-approved control function under the Central Bank fitness and probity regime.

To Apply:

Lansdowne Executive Search has been retained by Life Credit Union to manage this recruitment process.

Please email a CV and supporting letter to:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Luke Freeley, Partner, Lansdowne Executive Search, at +353 (0)87 240 4889.

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes. In line with its Gender and Diversity Strategies, Life Credit Union is seeking a balanced pool of candidates.


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