Chief Executive Officer

Naas, Co Kildare
Commensurate with the seniority of the position
16 November 2018
04 December 2018
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


The Organisation:

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 €180 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.

The Role:

LCU is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). 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 develop and drive the business forward to achieve the ambitious growth targets of LCU. The CEO will also be responsible for the implementation of policies and compliance requirements governing all LCU operations. The CEO will represent LCU in the public domain.

The Person:

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to manage stakeholder, customer and third-party relationships. The role requires a strong capability to drive strategic goals and implement continuous improvement. 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 clear understanding of relevant legislation (Credit Union Act, Consumer Protection Code, Data Protection, and Criminal Justice Act – MLR & CTF) is essential.

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

The remuneration package offered will be commensurate with the seniority of this position.

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

To pursue your interest, please email a comprehensive CV and supporting letter to: 

Luke Freeley, Partner, Lansdowne Executive Search. Email:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Luke Freeley at +353 (0)1 534 5115.

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, December 4th 2018.

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.

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