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Board of Directors

CCUA is governed by a Board of Directors from various credit unions, caisse populaires and Centrals.

Alison Chaytor-Loveys

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

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.

Garth Manness

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 Credit Union Central of Canada 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.

Kelly McGiffin

Kelly McGiffin, President & CEO of FirstOntario Credit Union, has worked in the credit union system for 37 years. Prior to joining FirstOntario in November 2007, Kelly worked for the British Columbia credit union system.

As a fierce advocate for the credit union system, Kelly was instrumental in the creation of Alliance of Large Ontario Credit Unions (ALOCU), a collaborative peer group of the 12 largest credit unions in Ontario. As the leading voice, this Ontario credit union collaboration lead to Ontario credit union's historic province-wide advertising initiative launched on January 20, 2014, which now has over 35 credit unions in Ontario as contributing members.

Mr. McGiffin is on the boards of Credit Union Central of Canada and Central 1 Credit Union.

Michael Leonard

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 Credit Union Central of Canada, the National Council on Canadian Financial Cooperatives and League Data.

Mike is an alumni of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax

Stephen Bolton

Stephen Bolton is the President and CEO of Libro Credit Union, where he has worked since 1988. 

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Credit Financial Services, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the London Chamber of Commerce. 

Stephen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Windsor, and an Executive MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Bill Maurin

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.

Don Wright

Don Wright was appointed President and CEO of Central 1 Credit Union in January 2014.

Mr. Wright’s career has spanned the academic, government and private sectors. He has taught economics at Harvard University and the University of Saskatchewan. His government service has included positions as secretary to treasury board and as deputy minister in the ministries of forests, trade and investment, and education in the Saskatchewan and British Columbia governments.

Mr. Wright is on the board of Credit Union Central of Canada and has served on a number of profit and not-for-profit boards.

Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Masters in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.

Graham Wetter

Graham Wetter, President and Chief Executive Officer, Credit Union Central Alberta Limited, assumed this role in January 2008.

Graham has worked with the Alberta credit Union system for 30 years in progressively senior management roles.

Mr. Wetter is a director of Credential Financial Inc. and is Chair of its Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.  He is also a Member of the Management Board for Celero Solutions and Chair of the Management Board for Credit Union Payment Services.

Mr. Wetter holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law from the University of Calgary and is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors Rotman School of Business.

Kevin Sitka

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.

Paul Kelly

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.

Camille Thériault

Mr. Thériault is the President and CEO of Federation des caisses populaires acadinnes ltee.

Mr. Thériault is a director on the CUMIS Group Board, a member of the Desjardins Group Advisory Committee  and a member of the Board of Directors of Business New Brunwick.

He was the Former Premier of Province of New Brunswick and leader of the New Brunswick Liberal Party.

Mr. Thériault holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree and an Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration from the Universite de Moncton.

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Keith Nixon

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.

Martin Komsa

Martin (Marty) Komsa was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Windsor Family Credit Union in 2001.

Past and present involvement in credit union system is extensive, serving on numerous credit union system boards and committees.  In addition to serving as Chair of the CUCO Cooperative Association Board, he is currently a Member of the CUMIS Executive Roundtable, the Alliance of Large Ontario Credit Unions (ALOCU), and is an Ontario Representative on the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) Canada Council.

Mr. Komsa obtained his Honours Degree in Business Administration from the University of Windsor and studied his Masters in Business Administration through Lake Superior State College.  In 2014 Mr. Komsa received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by the University of Windsor.

Pierre Amyotte

Pierre Amyotte was appointed CEO of Lakeland Credit Union in 2010.

He has over 35 years of experience in the credit union system, and extensive volunteer experience with membership on the boards of a number of community groups. 

He has his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation, has completed the Credit Union Director Achievement Program (CUDA) and has the designation of Certified Chief Executive (CCE) from the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES).