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Meet our retail banking specialists

  • David Pears - director, bira bank

    David joined bira in January 2010. His banking career started in 1976 with a major clearing bank where he gained plenty of experience and qualifications and spent the last 16 years as a branch manager. His main role is promotion of lending and savings products, along with being the administration Manager for bira as a whole.

  • Frank Burton - director, bira bank

    Frank joined bira bank in July 2013 with 34 years banking experience gained in roles such as branch manager and commercial banking manager with a major high street bank. His main role at bira bank is handling members’ loan requests and looking after their deposit accounts on a day-to-day basis.

  • John Collins - managing director, bira bank

    financial director – bira

    John is a Law graduate who trained as a Chartered Accountant. He has been leading bira bank since 2006, having previously been head of finance with Sangers Group Ltd.

  • Alan Hawkins - chief executive officer, bira

    Director – bira bank

    Alan is well known to many members, having joined bira in 1986. In May 2006 he took over as Chief Executive Officer of bira and set out to revitalise it and introduce fresh initiatives.