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CSA appoints new President and confirms new Board

09 February 2017  

John Ricketts has succeeded Leigh Berkley as President of the Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors. His appointment was confirmed at the CSA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Leicester on 7 February 2017.

A former Managing Director of iQor in the UK and Canada, and the current Commercial Director of AIC, John has worked in the credit services industry for almost 40 years including board positions at Robinson Way, and the Infocheck Group. He has also held senior positions at Dun and Bradstreet and Experian. He has been a member of the CSA Board since 2009, and Vice President since 2014. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (MCICM).

To coincide with John’s appointment, Nick Cherry has also been confirmed as the CSA’s new Vice President. Nick is Managing Director – International, at Phillips & Cohen Associates (UK) and has over 20-years’ experience in the credit industry including previous roles at Citi-Financial, The Funding Corporation, and Red2Black Collections. He joined the CSA Board in 2013.

Five further Board directors have also been announced: Leigh Berkley (Director of External Affairs at Arrow Global), Sara de Tute (Legal and Compliance Director at Lowell Group), Eddie Nott (CEO of 1st Credit), and Denise Crossley (CEO/CRO of Motormile Finance) were all re-elected; Stuart Sykes (Operations Director at Secure Recoveries) is appointed to the Board for the first time.

John Ricketts


John Ricketts, CSA President


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