Our leadership team is deeply committed to working closely with their Board of Directors to set the strategic direction for CCUA, with the goal of creating a more vibrant future for Canadians — one that is built on the strengths and diversity of a co-operative system.
Martha Durdin is currently the President and CEO at the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA).
She is a seasoned executive with extensive experience in management, public affairs and advocacy. Previously, she was the Managing Principal of a leading national strategic public affairs firm and spent thirteen years as an executive at a large Canadian bank. Early in her career, Martha worked on Parliament Hill.
Martha volunteers her time for a number of community organizations. Among them, she served three terms as the Chair of the Ontario Arts Council and is the immediate past Chair of the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Trustees. She is also a Director of The Canadian Club of Toronto. Martha represents CCUA on the boards of The World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and Co-operatives & Mutuals Canada (CMC) and a member on the National Steering Committee for Financial Literacy. Martha is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Ms. Durdin is bilingual; holds a BA (Hon) from Western University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors at the Rotman School of Management.
Korinne is focused on the delivery of educational services to the credit union system for over 20,000 employees in more than 300 credit unions across Canada.
Korinne is a seasoned executive with 20 years of learning, business consulting and leadership experience, ranging from an entrepreneurial training start up that she built and subsequently sold, to leading learning teams at CIBC, IBM and PwC.
Among her many volunteer activities, Korinne was Chair of the Board of the Canadian Society for Training and Development and is a Director of the Hammer Band, a music program that develops life skills for youth in priority neighborhoods.
Korinne is also a mentor with the Enablis Foundation, which is focused on empowering entrepreneurs in developing countries.
Korinne has a BA in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, and studied French at The University of California and Rice University.
Brenda is Corporate Secretary to the CCUA Board and, as a member of CCUA’s Executive Team, she is responsible for all legal, compliance, governance and strategy matters. On behalf of the credit union system, Brenda serves on the board of Interac Corp.
A member of the Ontario bar, a graduate of the University of Ottawa Law School and Carleton University, Brenda brings over 30 years of experience in financial services regulation, compliance and legislative policy to her role as a strategic legal advisor and advocate for Canada’s credit unions. Earlier in her career, Brenda spent some time in private practice and held senior legal positions at CIBC and ING Canada.
Jeff joined CCUA in 2018 from Sunova Credit Union in Winnipeg, where he held the position of CFO since 2013. At Sunova Jeff was a member of the senior executive team involved with the development of corporate strategy, and led a partially-owned insurance subsidiary through a substantial change initiative. From 2007 to 2013, Jeff worked for Great-West Life Assurance Company in Dublin, Ireland and Winnipeg as a Performance Improvement Consultant and Senior Investment Accountant, where he worked as an internal consultant to review and improve corporate and business processes.
Jeff is one of the few individuals in Canada who has earned the right to use both the CFA and CA designations and he recently completed an Executive MBA at the Ivey School of Business. He also sits on the Board of the Betel Home Foundation, a not-for-profit that oversees the operation of two senior citizens care homes.
Bev joined CCUA from SaskCentral, where she served as the Associate Vice-President of Government Relations and Compliance. Now a valued member of the team at CCUA, she continues to provide strategic advice and guidance on legislative and regulatory compliance matters and actively assists in shaping social and economic policy by building relationships with legislators, regulators and relevant government departments.
Bev has practiced law for more than 25 years in both the private and public sectors. She participates in the CCUA Legislative & Regulatory Affairs Committee, the Central Compliance Managers’ Working Group and the AML Experts Group.
Bev holds a Juris Doctor in law from the University of Saskatchewan, a B.Sc. (Chemistry) from the University of Regina, and a Certificate in Co-operative Management from York University, Toronto. She is a proud credit union member and advocate of credit union interests.
Suzanne and her team are responsible for social media, media relations, web content, and communications for all CCUA departments. In addition, Suzanne will play an important role complementing the member relations efforts of CCUA, ensuring we are providing value to our members.
Prior to joining CCUA, Suzanne led marketing and business communications for the Toronto Stock Exchange. She has played a leadership role in developing and driving successful internal and external programs for major corporate brands across multiple industries, including launching global programs and communicating some of the most complex matters in business.
Suzanne holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Manchester, and has undertaken to complete a Doctorate of Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School).
Committees and Working Groups
We connect credit unions, Centrals and strategic partner organizations to collaborate and exchange knowledge and information, enabling our members to provide strategic input to the work of the association.Learn More Committees and Working Groups
We work in partnership with governments at all levels to allow credit unions to promote public policy solutions that contribute to economic growth, banking innovation, social impact and greater community prosperity.Learn More Government Relations
We offer best-in-class training and development for credit union directors and employees in a variety of formats to accommodate different learning styles and learning objectives. All programs are designed specifically for the credit union system, often by credit union professionals.Learn More Leadership Team