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Meet the Directors



Our Board of Directors

Director & Chairman

Anthony Lewis

Anthony joined the Board in October 2019 and became Chair in July 2020.   Anthony has 35 years of experience within financial services mainly in the insurance sector. 

Originally specialising in underwriting and product management, Anthony worked for companies such as Prudential, AXA and Ageas, partnering with brands such as Tesco, John Lewis, M&S, American Express.  More recently he has been drawn to the culture and values of co-operative, membership-based companies, where he has managed trading and business units and lead strategic and operational change programmes.  

Nowadays Anthony splits his time between running a family business, voluntary work and his hobbies of gardening, walking and cycling (order of preference – weather depending!)

Director & Treasurer

Laurence Kirby FCCA

Laurence is now in his 6th year with West Cheshire Credit Union.   As a retired Finance Director Laurence brings an extensive and wide ranging experience gained across a number of large and small businesses.

Born and bred in Chester with strong sporting interests, Laurence is also a volunteer with Chester Football Club.






Stephen Spall

Stephen has lived with his partner Zena in Upton, Chester since 1994.  Stephen and Zena have two daughters, Katie who is studying at Bristol University and Alice who is currently undertaking a masters at Leeds University.

After working within the NHS as a Senior Manager Stephen moved into public-private partnerships delivering new hospitals, schools and primary care facilities.   

Stephen is a member of the Chester Triathlon Club and as a keen runner and cyclist having completed many marathon and ultra marathon races as well as cycling Coast 2 Coast in a day and the West -East transverse of the Pyrenees.  




Julie Dawes

Julie joined the Board at West Cheshire Credit Union in April 2020 and in addition to being one of our Directors, holds the position of Company Secretary.