Dr Gordon Giles – Chair


Gordon has been a member for several years and joined the board of directors in 2015 before standing for chair and being voted in at the May 2016 board meeting.

Outside of the North London Credit Union Gordon is the Reverend at local church Saint Mary Magdalene no Windmill Hill. He has been involved in the Credit union movement for much longer and has studied at Lancaster University, Cambridge University and finally being awarded a PhD by Middlesex University for his work on hymnody, liturgy and musicology in 2012.


Michael Bradley – Director


Managing Director at FAST FORWARD GROUP and ARCHIVE123 since 1998, two Tottenham-based companies specialising in office moving logistics and secure Document Management storage services. Michael decided to set up his own businesses in 1979, following five years as transport manager for hospital groups in Camden and Islington, prior to which he spent eight years after college as a musician and band leader touring Europe and the UK.


Michael has lived in north London for 35 years and fully supports the aims and ideals of the NLCU.


Richie Hamden – Compliance Officer


Richie is Enterprise Manager for Avanta (Incorporating TNG & InBiz). The company delivers Welfare to Work Programmes including self-employment, and is a prime provider to the Department for Work and Pensions. He joined Avanta in 1996 and has extensive knowledge of public sector funded business support programmes. Having lived and worked in the borough of Enfield for 15 years, Richie is fully aware of the challenges facing both small firms and individuals within the locality.


Tom Hanrahan – Member of the Supervisory Committee


Tom has wide experience in manufacturing and product development with an international company, setting up a manufacturing plant in Japan, and training local workforces in several countries. He started his own business in 1989, setting up a new plant in Teeside and developing new products. In 1995 Tom became a business adviser with Barfield Group, a major training and consulting company, and became Counselling Manager in 1996, leading a team of advisers helping start up businesses. Tom is a founder-member of the Credit Union, and has been on its board since its inception.


Lydia Lezama – Member of the Supervisory Committee


Lydia is a self-employed Assessor/Tutor in Health and Social Care and a Social Work Assistant at Haringey Council. Her previous background is in Accounting, having both a BSc in Accounting and Finance and AAT qualification.  Accounting is now just a hobby as she does her own accounting as well as assisting friends with theirs.  Lydia believes that being on the Supervisory Committee helps her to put her accounting knowledge into practice.


Tony Sathyaseelan – Director


Owner-manager of AP Express, a courier business based in north London, Tony is also voluntary Chairman and CEO of Thamil Community, a Law Centre. He is also involved in the Thamil Community Credit Union Study group, set up two years ago. This is progressing very well and it is intended to apply for permission to trade as a credit union shortly.  He was awarded an MSc in Corporate Finance & Investment by the Metropolitan University in March 2011.






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