Canadian Credit Union Association

Paul Kelly acclaimed as new CCUA Board Chair: Updates to Board of Directors

At CCUA’s Annual General Meeting held earlier this week on Monday May 4, CCUA’s 2020 Board of Directors were announced. At its Reorganization Meeting on May 4, the new board acclaimed Paul Kelly, CEO of Connect First Credit Union, as CCUA Board Chair. Shelley Besse, Chief Credit Officer, First West Credit Union, was elected as Vice Chair. The Board is now comprised of 11 directors, as the five Central CEOs resigned from the Board as of the AGM. This is consistent with the intention when CCUA was first formed 4.5 years ago, that the Central CEOs relinquish their board seats prior to CCUA’s transition to direct funding in 2021.  

Below is the full list of CCUA’s 2020 Board of Directors:

  • Paul Kelly, CEO, Connect First Credit Union, AB – Board Chair
  • Shelley Besse, Chief Credit Officer, First West Credit Union, BC – Vice Chair
  • Stephen Bolton, President & CEO, Libro Credit Union, ON
  • Linda Bowyer, CEO, First Credit Union, BC
  • Allison Chaytor-Loveys, CEO, Newfoundland & Labrador Credit Union, NL
  • George De La Rosa, CEO, Luminus Financial, ON
  • Robert Moreau, President & CEO, UNI Financial Cooperation, NB
  • Jennifer Mullen-Berube, Chief Brand & Innovation Officer, Assiniboine Credit Union, MB
  • Ken Shea, President & CEO, East Coast Credit Union, NS
  • Glenn Stang, CEO, Synergy Credit Union, SK
  • Gavin Toy, President & CEO, Prospera Credit Union, BC

Below are the Committee appointments for 2020: 

Audit & Risk Management Committee

  • Shelley Besse, Chief Credit Officer, First West Credit Union, BC
  • George De La Rosa, CEO, Luminus Financial, ON
  • Jennifer Mullen-Berube, Chief Brand & Innovation Officer, Assiniboine Credit Union, MB
  • Glenn Stang, CEO, Synergy Credit Union, SK
  • Gavin Toy, President & CEO, Prospera Credit Union, BC

 Governance & HR Committee

  • Stephen Bolton, President & CEO, Libro Credit Union, ON
  • Linda Bowyer, CEO, First Credit Union, BC
  • Allison Chaytor-Loveys, CEO, Newfoundland & Labrador Credit Union, NL
  • Paul Kelly, CEO, Connect First Credit Union, AB
  • Robert Moreau, President & CEO, UNI Financial Cooperation, NB
  • Ken Shea, President & CEO, East Coast Credit Union, NS

Retiring Directors

Appreciation is extended to the following Directors that completed their terms and the Central CEOs that resigned from the Board as of CCUA’s Annual General Meeting held on May 4, 2020.:

  • Bill Maurin, President & CEO, Meridian, ON – having served as Board Chair since 2018
  • Mark Blucher, President & CEO, Central 1
  • Ian Burns, President & CEO, Credit Union Central Alberta
  • José Gallant, Senior Vice President & Chief Administration Officer, Alterna Savings and Credit Union, ON
  • Michael Leonard, President & CEO, Atlantic Central
  • Garth Manness, CEO, Credit Union Central of Manitoba
  • Keith Nixon, CEO, SaskCentral
  • Kevin Sitka, President & CEO, Assiniboine Credit Union, MB