Consumer Credit Trade Association (CCTA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Greg Stevens has announced that he will be stepping down to take over the role of Council Chair.

In a statement, Stevens said “After the most peculiar and difficult business year that I can remember, I will be handing over the reins of the CCTA to a successor, at the end of 2020.”

“It has been an honour and pleasure to represent, and fight for our membership over the last 11 years. It has also been a privilege, and joy to work with a dedicated and committed group of council members who always go the extra mile and give freely of their time. Our Chairman, John Fellows, deserves a special mention for his stoical support, no CEO could have asked for more from a Chairman. He will be stepping down from the role, and from the council, at the end of year and taking a well-deserved rest.’

“The CCTA team, during that same period, have punched above their weight to compete with much larger, and significantly better resourced and financed trade associations. The team always have our membership in mind and seek to improve ways of delivery for all services. They are looking forward to 2021.’

‘Because of COVID, the national conference became a casualty, and we missed the opportunity of bringing the clan together. Early conference planning has already started for 2021. Despite COVID we have been extremely busy behind the scenes with politicians, regulators and the Financial Ombudsman Service, and are ready to increase lobbying pressure at all levels to benefit members and the industry.”

“An announcement will be made, with regard to my successor, in a couple of weeks. There is a challenging period still to come, but the Council know that new CEO has the experience, energy, enthusiasm, and drive to take CCTA forward.”

“I shall miss the day to day contact and friendship with the CCTA team, CCTA council, industry, and most importantly you the members. I thank everyone who has supported CCTA and myself, during this unprecedented and tumultuous period of seismic changes in financial services, since the banking crisis in 2007/2008.”