About Us

The next generation of connection and support for local people, communities and business.

BDCU The Collective Impact.

The Berrima District Credit Union (BDCU) was established in 1963 by a group of co-workers at Southern Portland Cement. In a spare room of the cements works they pooled their resources and established a savings and loan fund. This was a response to a social need of the time – the need for easier access to low value loans. Members of a community came together to help members of their community. 

The communities we serve have grown exponentially since those early days, as have the needs of our community and the environment within which we operate. However our purpose has not changed, nor our value to our community.  

As a locally owned mutual business, BDCU now has over 12,000 members. 

BDCU The Collective Impact is an economic and social driver that builds on BDCU’s rich tradition of identifying and supporting the needs of local business, our communities , and helps to create social change across the Highlands and Tablelands.  

Our motivation for BDCU The Collective Impact is simple.

A driver to:

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Our Values

We care for and respect our members, community and employees.
We are consistently open, honest, ethical and fair.
We hold ourselves to high standards of quality.

We use our resources to connect community, business and people.

We are focused on solutions.

Our Vision





Purpose




Mission

Foster greater wellbeing and prosperity in the community and collectively deliver more social impact.


To be the driver of economic and social growth in our region.


BDCU exists to create local opportunity and choice.


When local communities and local business are doing well, our towns and regions do well. As an integral part of the community, we’ve witnessed rapid change in the businesses and people that are the fabric of our community. BDCU The Collective Impact is designed to support those changing needs.  Supporting positive connections and creating a hub that provides economic and social outcomes. 

Our Team

The Collective Impact, Mark Screen

Mark Screen

Advice Manager

Mark has always championed his clients’ life goals and plans in his approach to supporting them with their life goals and dreams.

Mark has been in the finance industry for close to 20 years, and has lived in the highlands and tablelands for over a decade.

As your financial adviser, he can help you to build a sense of financial security whilst helping you to create opportunities for meaningful and enriching life experiences.

In an age where we all are working harder, Mark can help you to get the most from your individual financial situation which for him is the most satisfying part of the job.

Mark looks forward to helping you achieve your financial and lifestyle goals.

Qualifications

Advanced Diploma of Financial Planning / Diploma Finance Broking Management

Professional Memberships

Member, Financial Planning Association
Mark Screen is a Corporate Authorised Representative of Matrix Planning Solutions Limited ABN 45 087 470 200, AFSL & ACL No. 238256.

Mark Screen, BDCU Ltd ABN 44 087 649 787, Corporate Authorised Representative of Matrix Planning Solutions Limited ABN 45 087 470 200, AFSL & ACL No. 238256.
The Collective Impact, Renae Shea

Renae Shea

Advice Consultant

Renae joined Mark as the Advice Consultant in 2018 and brings eight years of experience in the Finance Industry, Renae took a very rewarding 5 years off to be a stay-at-home mum to her 3 children.

Renae stepped back into her career without missing a beat and enjoys working alongside clients to minimise complexity and achieve their financial goals. Renae will be your first point of contact from start to finish.

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Ashley Pearce

Community & Events Specialist

Ashley joined the BDCU team in 2019 after making the ‘Tree Change’ from Sydney. Having worked in a shared space herself and with a keen eye for design, Ashley was the perfect person to manage BDCU’s co-workspace environments in Bowral and Goulburn.

Ashley is committed to creating inspiring workspaces for collaboration and connection – and has witnessed the power of human connection made possible for remote workers and teams who would otherwise be isolated. She also understands the need for professional environments to reinforce credibility.

Ashley ensures The Collective Impact co-workspaces are much more than offices; offering community, and a unique sense of professionalism, energy, and belonging.

True to Ashley’s passion for bringing our co-workspace to life, she has hosted a vast variety of clients and events across the three sites – including everything from yoga and pop-up shops through to Pizza’n’Pitch nights for start-ups, and business seminars and networking events for marquee corporate customers.

Ashley delivers exceptional experiences for all her clients whether renting a hot desk for a day, or a permanent tenant. No matter your need, Ashley will tailor a solution for you.