CCUA is governed by a Board of Directors from various credit unions, caisse populaires and Centrals.
Stephen started his career at Libro 1988 and became President & CEO and Head Coach in 2012. He spearheaded the combination with United Communities Credit Union in 2013 while focusing on economic development in southwestern Ontario, and enabling and ensuring outstanding customer satisfaction levels.
Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor, and an Executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business. He is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Program through the Rotman School of Management, an Associate of the Credit Union Institute of Canada, a graduate of the Queen’s Executive Program, and holds certificates from the Canadian Securities Institute.
Stephen is the Chair of the Board of the Canadian Credit Union Association, the national credit union industry organization; the Chair of the Credit Unions of Ontario; and a director on the London Chamber of Commerce Board. He previously served nine years on the Credential Financial Services Board.
Stephen and his wife, Betty, live on a farm near Poplar Hill, and have two children, Kyle and Elise. He is an avid reader, a lifelong learner, enjoys coaching, travelling, and is active on social media. He stays active by running and biking.
Allison Chaytor-Loveys is the CEO and Treasurer of Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union.
Allison was inducted into the Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEOs Atlantic Canada Hall of Fame in 2010, having been named a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada for five consecutive years.
Allison is a Fellow of the Credit Union Institute of Canada.
Don Coulter was appointed as President and CEO of Coast Capital Savings in November 2014 following a distinguished career as the Chief Financial Officer since July 2009.
He is currently a Board Member and Vice-Chair of the Foundation at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and a board member for the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.
Mr. Coulter holds a Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Economics from University of Toronto, a Chartered Accountancy Designation from Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and a Master of Science, Risk Management from New York University, Stern School of Business.
Paul Kelly was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Connect First Credit Union, created through the merger of First Calgary and Chinook credit unions in 2014. Paul had been the CEO of First Calgary Credit Union since 2009.
Mr. Kelly currently is a member of the boards of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures, the Canadian Mental Health Association (Calgary Region) and is Vice Chair of Alberta Central.
Mr. Kelly holds a Master of Business Administration, Finance from York University and an Honours Business Administration from University of Western Ontario – Richard Ivey School of Business.
Mike Leonard was appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Central and League Savings and Mortgage Company on March 2013.
During his career with Atlantic Central and League Savings Mike has served in a variety of corporate roles. He also served on several national committees including the Canadian Business Strategy National Steering committee and National Lenders Committee.
Mike is currently a member of the board of Canadian Credit Union Association, the National Council on Canadian Financial Cooperatives and League Data.
Mike is an alumni of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
Garth Manness is Chief Executive Officer of Credit Union Central of Manitoba, a position he has held since April 1999.
Mr. Manness served as Chair of Canadian Credit Union Association from 2008 to 2011 and as a director from 2001 until 2014.
Mr. Manness currently serves on the Celero Management Committee and the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba.
He was president of the Ontario Lottery Corporation (1994-1999), the Western Canada Lottery Corporation (1990-1994) and as general manager of the Manitoba Lotteries Foundation (1980-1989).
Mr. Manness is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, where he earned his undergraduate and MBA degrees.
Bill Maurin was appointed to the position of President and CEO of Meridian Credit Union in May 2014.
Mr. Maurin serves as a Director on the Central 1, CUMIS Group, and the CUCO Co-operative Association boards. He is past director of Credential Securities and Central 1 Trust Company.
Mr. Maurin holds a CA Designation, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University.
Keith Nixon was appointed Chief Executive Officer, SaskCentral in 2012.
Mr. Nixon began his credit union career more than 30 years ago and has had the privilege of serving credit union members, management and boards of directors in all corners of Saskatchewan.
Mr. Nixon is a director of the Credit Union Deposit Guarantee Corporation and is a member of the operating committees of a number of organizations within the credit union system. Keith also serves on volunteer boards of the Ignite Adult Learning Corporation Foundation and Sherwood Co-operative Association Limited.
Keith has achieved various professional development, technical and administrative courses, seminars and programs including a Certificate in Administration from the University of Regina and a Fellows designation from the Credit Union Institute of Canada.
Kevin Sitka was appointed President and CEO in 2014 at Assiniboine Credit Union.
Mr. Sitka is a Member of the Business Council of Manitoba, Asper School Associates and Windsor Park United Church Finance Council.
Mr. Sitka holds a Bachelor and Master of Arts from the University of Manitoba, a Master of Business Administration from I.H. Asper School of Business. In 2008 he earned the Chartered Managerial Accountant from CMA Canada.