The NZPFU is encouraging members to come forward with suggestions of appropriate Board nominees of Directors for the NZ Firefighters’ Credit Union Board.  The Firefighters Credit Union is separate and independent of the NZPFU but our membership represents a great majority of the Firefighters Credit Union (FCU) membership.  The FCU was established by firefighters for firefighters and has been a significant factor in the personal lives of firefighters as a savings and borrowing institution.  It has helped thousands of firefighters build a secure future or assist when times are tough.

The Firefighters’ Credit Union has a history of a strong and valued Board, management and staff.  The current Board should be commended for the commitment and dedication to the Credit Union membership.  With a number of Board members retiring from the Firefighters’ Credit Union this year, it is an opportunity to refresh the Board with Directors that have valuable experience and skills in financial, asset management, legal, governance, emergency services or compliance areas.

In May, the NZPFU was approached by members who are also members of the Firefighters’ Credit Union concerned about an amalgamation proposal which was subsequently rejected by the majority of the Credit Union membership.

With new financial and governance regulations underpinning an era of change, the Firefighters’ Credit Union is looking for Board directors with appropriate skills and experience to continue to build the credit union for the benefit of its members.  The NZPFU encourages members who are keen to be involved, or may know of a suitable nominee, to read the attached Firefighters’ Credit Union advertisement which sets out the desired skills and experience required.  All queries and nominations should be directed to nzfcu@firefighters.co.nz or the Firefighters Credit Union Chair craig.gold@fireandemergency.nz.

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

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