Brian McCrory, secretary of World Council of Credit Unions' board of directors, represents the Irish credit union movement as a delegate of the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU). Headquartered in Madison, Wis., USA, World Council is the leading international trade association and development agency for credit unions. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217,000,000 people. The regional and national credit union and financial cooperative associations affiliated with World Council represent 56 countries around the globe.
McCrory serves as president of the ILCU board and represents the league on the European Network of Credit Unions. He currently chairs the ILCU audit and finance committee, serves on the ILCU legislation committee and Northern Ireland committee and is a director of ECCU Assurance Company Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ILCU.
McCrory previously spent six years on the ILCU supervisory committee and was chair from 2006–07. He has served on a variety of advisory committees to the first and deputy first ministers' offices in Northern Ireland's Legislative Assembly. In addition to having been a community activist in Northern Ireland's local politics, McCrory served as director of the Northern Ireland Social Economy Forum.
McCrory is an educator by profession and member of Belfast Teachers' Credit Union, Ltd.