Meet Our Team

Kevin Loughnane, Head of Risk and Compliance, CUCC

Kevin has been working within the credit union movement for 10 years within the Learning & Development Department. During this time he has led a number of successful projects to enhance the position of compliance and risk management within credit unions.

He holds an MSc in Management and Organisational Change from Smurfit Business School; the Professional Certificate in Compliance and is a member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI). Kevin also holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.

Sharon Farrell, Compliance Advisor, CUCC

Sharon is a Law graduate from Trinity College Dublin and a qualified Barrister. Sharon is a Member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) and has worked for 10 years in the ILCU.

She is an author and tutor on the Pathways Certificate and Diploma run in conjunction with UCC. Sharon is also a lecturer on the Diploma in Finance Law run by the Law Society of Ireland. Sharon is a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) and has completed the Advanced Diploma in Employment Law in Kings Inns.

Sharon is a member of the ACOI Credit Union Working Group and a lecturer on the Degree in Credit Union Business offered by UCC.

Joan Guy, Assistant Compliance Advisor, CUCC

Joan has been working with the ILCU since 2012 and was a key member of the CU L&D project team in the development of the Certificate in Credit Union Compliance and Risk with National College of Ireland.

She is a Translation and IT graduate from Dublin City University with extensive professional experience in e-learning and instructional design. Joan also holds a postgraduate diploma from University of Limerick in Technical Communication.

Joan is a member of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI) and completed the Pathways Certificate in Credit Union Governance.

James McAuley, Risk Advisor, CUCC

James has worked with the ILCU for almost 7 years. During this time James held the role of Field Officer within the Monitoring department, conducting nationwide on-site visits in credit unions; reviewing operational, financial, risk & compliance requirements. James has also conducted work on behalf of CUSOP in the rollout of their initial due diligence in 2013, as well as on behalf of ECCU in conducting their onsite monitoring programme.

James is a qualified Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Risk Management; considered the leading professional body for risk management. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing.

Deirdre Farry, Risk Analyst, CUCC

Deirdre joined the ILCU in February 2016. She brings with her over 15 years of professional experience working in the financial services sector. During this time Deirdre held a variety of management positions, most recently overseeing the Risk and Compliance function in her department. She also has extensive experience in Complaints & Errors management (including FSO referrals), credit and lending functions and mortgage administration.

Deirdre holds a Professional Diploma in Financial Advice and a Professional Certificate in General Insurance obtained through the Institute of Banking Ireland.