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Board of Directors

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

2018 Board of Directors Elections

Stephen Bolton (Chair)

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.

Ian Burns
As President and CEO of Alberta Central, Ian leads the organization in establishing current and long-range objectives under the direction of the Board of Directors. This includes ensuring that strategic goals and operational objectives are attained and that the organization’s vision is realized. He represents the company with major customers, shareholders, the financial community and the public, and represents the provincial credit union system within Alberta and nationally.

A critical part of his role is about ensuring excellence in member service, effective member engagement and an ongoing commitment to evolve and improve the value Alberta Central offers its member credit unions. To be effective in this includes collaborating with the executive management team, employees and the Board of Directors as well as with other credit union Centrals and affiliates.

In his most recent role, Ian served as CEO of the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA), where he focused on revitalizing the mandate and strategic direction of the association. In the role, he worked closely with the Board of Directors, employees, members and related industry groups. With the majority of his career spent in regulated industries (telecommunications, banking and retail finance) and as the leader for two insurance companies, Ian has a strong portfolio of governance and regulatory work to go along with his corporate operational experience.

Ian also holds an MBA from the University of Regina and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary.

Allison 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.

Larry Davey
President and Chief Executive Officer Access Credit Union. Larry has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years. He spent the early part of his career in the Trust industry, overseeing various lending departments and branches in two western provinces. He moved into the Credit Union system over 22 years ago having spent time with Cambrian Credit Union and South Interlake Credit Union (now Sunova CU) as a branch manager and regional manager.

He worked in British Columbia in the position of VP Sales and Marketing with Fraser Valley Credit Union (now Prospera CU) the 12th largest credit union in the country. His role oversaw the Marketing Department, the Insurance Division with 6 insurance branches, and the entire sales force in the credit union. He also held the position of President of Ubiquity Financial, the virtual banking arm of Fraser Valley Credit Union.

He moved into the role of CEO of Gimli Credit Union in 2004 and was a driving force behind their merger with Arborg, Riverton and Eriksdale Credit Unions. He took on the role of CEO in the newly amalgamated credit union, which was renamed Noventis. In July of 2012, Larry accepted the position of President and CEO of Access Credit Union and currently is enjoying the challenge of moving the 7 legacy credit unions to the next level.

Larry joined the CCUA board this past May, additionally he was elected to the Credit Union Central of Manitoba Board and the Manitoba Cooperative Association Board.

Larry has completed his Graduate Degree in Business as well as his Masters in Business Administration, through Athabasca University. Larry is presently completing a Leadership and Management program through Athabasca.

José Gallant
José Gallant was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Alterna Savings and its subsidiary, Alterna Bank in July 2013. She previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of the Alterna group from 1997 to 2013 and also served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from January to April 2013.

José began her career with Alterna in 1989, as Manager Internal Audit, progressed to the role of Controller in 1994 and was appointed to Chief Financial Officer in 1997. Her role was expanded in 2004 and elevated to Senior Vice President. During her career, José has provided leadership to various functional areas. As Chief Administrative Officer, she currently oversees human resources, corporate affairs, compliance, risk management, and facilities.

José is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group 2015 and currently serves as Chair of their Finance and Audit committees.

She was previously a member of the board of Bruyère Continuing Care for 5 years, where she served as Treasurer and Chair of the Resources Management Committee until 2008. José also served as an alternate director on the board of the Canadian Payments Association from 2003 to 2005, and is a Past President of the Ottawa Chapter of the Financial Executives International (FEI).

Kelly Harris
Vice-President, Corporate and Public Affairs, FirstOntario Credit Union. Kelly has lived throughout Canada, born in Windsor with early roots in Essex County in Canada's southernmost town Kingsville, Ontario. He moved to Calgary with his family when he was young and studied Journalism at Mount Royal College where he signed up for his first credit union membership with the Mount Royal College employee's credit union -- now part of Servus -- in 1999. Kelly was a nationally recognized major-daily newspaper reporter in Calgary with both the Sun and the Herald, later moving to British Columbia to write for the Peace River Block Daily News in Dawson Creek.

While in Dawson Creek he was hired by the British Columbia Premier's Office as part of the Public Affair's Bureau assigned to the Ministry of Attorney General and Treaty Negotiations Office and Northern Communications. He later became Director of Communications for the British Columbia Government Caucus.

Kelly moved back to Ontario in 2008 and became Editor of Canadian Lawyer InHouse Magazine before accepting the role of Director of Legislative Affairs for the Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition at Queen's Park. Kelly joined the credit union system as an employee as Regional Director of Government Relations for Central 1 Credit Union in 2012, working for credit unions in both British Columbia and Ontario. He has been with FirstOntario since 2015, first as a government relations consultant and becoming a vice-president in 2016.

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.

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 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

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 (Vice-Chair)

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.

Robert Moreau
Robert Moreau has a wealth of experience of more than 20 years, with 15 of those years being in senior management positions. He joined the UNI Financial Cooperation’s team in 2015 as Vice-President, Corporate Services. In January 2017, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. During his career, M. Moreau has acquired a diverse background in senior leadership positions spanning through the financial, insurance and privately owned manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining UNI, M. Moreau was the Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Assumption Life. His privately owned business and executive leadership experience was expanded with the role of Chief Financial Officer for Imperial Manufacturing Group. Both organization are doing business nationally.

Throughout his career, he has been involved in numerous boards of directors and related committees. He was recently the Chair of the Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick, the largest francophone business association in the province representing its various stakeholders with government.

Robert Moreau holds a Business Administration degree from Université Laval, as well as CPA, CGA accounting designation. He has completed two professional development programs at Queen’s School of Business, the Executive Development Program and the Sales Management Program, and he also holds the ICD.D title from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

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.

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.

Malcolm Stoffman
Malcolm Stoffman is the President and CEO of Momentum Credit Union, a position that he has held since 2007. Prior to that Malcolm held senior marketing, communications and business development positions at closed bond Credit Unions and in the broader financial services and wealth management industries.

Malcolm is a past Director of Credit Union Central of Ontario, Central 1 Credit Union and Concentra Bank and Trust Company where he served five years as the Chair of the Governance Committee.

Malcolm has an MA in Management and Organization Development with a focus on Credit Unions and Cooperatives from Leicester University and an LLM with a specialization in Banking and Financial Services from Osgood Hall Laws School at York University.

Mark Blucher
Mark joined as Central 1’s President and CEO in January 2018.

He has had a successful career spanning more than 30 years in executive leadership roles including extensive experience in financial services across three countries. Prior to joining Central 1, Mark spent 5 years as the President and CEO of the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, the second largest Insurance company in Canada. Prior to this he spent 12 years in a number of executive positions at the Suncorp Group, a diversified Top 20 ASX listed financial services conglomerate in Australia.

In addition to his professional roles, Mark holds volunteer positions with a number of community organizations, including Vice Chair of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Chair of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, and Governor of the Business Council of B.C.

Mark is an Associate of FINSIA and a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme at Insead.