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Thames Valley

Welcome to the Thames Valley Branch. Click here to view committee details.

My name is Dee Weston, and I am delighted to be Chair for the Thames Valley Branch.


Dee Weston FCICM

Dee Weston FCICM

Thames Valley Branch is really fortunate to have a strong contingent of Committee members, who collectively organise and promote events and meetings. The Branch meetings present an opportunity to catch up, plan events that are informative, broad range of subject matters and social.  We try to cover topics that will be interesting to all, for current members, and young professional just starting their career.   Branch events create an opportunity to increase your own personal network of contacts

The Branch believes in the promotion of credit as a profession. Committee members attend open days at schools and colleges, to promote the CICM and credit as a career. Our attendance at the open days is very well received, and this has been a staple of the TVB branch now for a number of years.

Get in touch if you want any further information, or come along to one of the branch events, you will be very welcome. We are on LinkedIn, and do take a look at our face book page.

Our LinkedIn page is also a very good place to stay updated and I would encourage you to join the group if not already a member.


Pete Courtnage MCICM - Branch Treasurer

Pete Courtnage MCICM – Branch Treasurer

Head of Credit Management for Tuskerdirect Ltd the vehicle leasing company specialising in salary sacrifice schemes which became part of Lloyds Banking Group in February 2023. I have held this position since June 2022 when I joined Tusker to set-up their credit management function. Prior to this I was Head of Credit Management at Alphabet (GB), part of BMW Group Financial Services a role I held for over 9 years. Before these roles in credit, I worked for Barclays for over 20 years in a variety of roles predominantly in corporate banking.


Ruth Howard

Ruth Howard MCICM – Branch Secretary

I have over 25 years of experience in the world of credit and debt recovery in a variety of different industries ranging from an auction house, costumiers, factoring & invoice discounting to telecommunications.  I received my CICM Level 3 qualification in 2014.

I have been a member of the Thames Valley Branch committee for nearly 10 years and took on the role of Secretary in 2023.

Although I fell into credit by accident, I am passionate about what I do and promoting it as a career choice.  You will regularly find me attending careers fairs at local schools as well as helping with mock job interviews and talking to A level students about career opportunities.

I enjoy the regular collaboration with my fellow Committee members in making sure our Branch remains highly active, hosting a wide range of formal and social events every year.  We love welcoming new faces, we are open to your feedback and always strive to make our events meaningful, relevant and fun.





Thames Valley Branch Committee


Position Name Telephone Mobile
Chair Dee Weston FCICM 7568570750
Secretary Ruth Howard MCICM 07899 772 836
Treasurer Peter Courtnage MCICM 07717 211 079
Committee Member Gary Baker FCICM 07872 503510
Committee Member Jonathan Swan FCICM 07818 542 617
Committee Member Heidi Pocock ACICM 07540 929150
Committee Member Tony Lambert 07921 026 446
Committee Member Jason Braidwood FCICM(Grad) 07971 827 830
Committee Member Tim Hanton MCICM 01344 854353
Committee Member Amanda Thrower 07825 341559

Thames Valley Branch Committee Biographies