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Debt Collection

Four Top Professionals join CSA Board

By CreditMan Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection industry, has confirmed the appointment of four new Board Directors: Ken Maynard; David Sheridan; Adam Wonnacott and Charley Taggart.

Ken Maynard, Managing Director at collection agency Bluestone Credit Management Ltd, returns to the Board after a lengthy absence, having also served as the first Chairman of the Debt Buyers and Sellers Group (DBSG) that was re-integrated with the CSA last year. Ken has worked in financial services for almost 40 years and as a former Group Chief Executive of Cabot Financial is an acknowledged expert in debt sale and purchase. Ken will join the CSA’s DCA Working Party.

David Sheridan has over 20 years experience within the collections industry, having seen a significant amount of change from a number of perspectives. His experience includes positions within Debt Collection Agencies, Debt Purchasers and Large Financial Institutions (Lloyds Bank and Citigroup) in Operational and Credit Risk Leadership positions. Today, he leads the UK Servicing Team of the global Debt Purchaser PRA Group and brings relevant experience across a broad spectrum of the issues that the industry currently faces. David will lead the CSA Board’s Buyer Relations portfolio.

Adam Wonnacott trained as a lawyer, but has been working in the collections industry since 2005. Currently Sales Director at Burlington Group, where he has been since 2009, his legal background has helped him play an instrumental role in developing new services and competencies, including Burlington’s debt litigation department. Currently, he is working alongside the High Court Enforcement Officers Association (HCEOA), helping to lobby the Ministry of Justice. Adam will take particular CSA Board responsibility for Creditor Relations.

Charley Taggart also trained as a lawyer, and has been employed by several insurance firms, including Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Plc and Lockton International. Advising clients on regulatory matters including consumer credit, she joined Cabot Credit Management as an Executive Committee member and a Board Company Secretary in November 2014. Charley will join the CSA’s Working Party looking at Income & Expenditure (I&E).

Leigh Berkley, President of the CSA, says that the new Board members bring a range of skillsets and experience that complement the existing team: “It is encouraging that such senior industry figures are prepared to give their time to the Association and support their fellow professionals,” he said.

Source - CSA press release