Board of Directors


Sunshine Coast Credit Union is governed by a Board of Directors that sits independently from management and represents the voice of the member. 

The Board of Directors is accountable to the general membership and for directing the affairs of the Credit Union. The role includes strategic oversight, governance and financial management.

Directors may spend 10 to 15 hours per month preparing for and attending meetings in addition to completing education and professional development, as well as attending community events and planning sessions.

Diversity in thought, background, experience, gender and culture is actively sought to ensure a board that represents the communities we serve.

Diversity in skills and expertise is also desired and prospective candidates will be assessed against those areas the Board is looking to strengthen.

Core competencies include: capacity for succession, strategic thinking, problem solving and judgment, leadership, interpersonal skills, and financial literacy.

Our Directors also serve on many committees including: Audit, Investment and Loan, Conduct Review, Nominations and Executive.

Current Board of Directors

John Wiseman, Chairperson

"Sunshine Coast Credit Union is an extraordinary financial institution and a special part of the Coast; I am proud of our commitment to the community and to our members."

First nominated in 2010, John is in his third term as Chair of the Board and also serves as Chair of the Governance-Executive Committee and as a Director on SunCu Financial Services’ Board. John retired in 2005 after 34 years with TELUS, providing him with senior leadership experience in operations management, financial management, strategic planning, customer service and high performance leadership. His commitment to education and professional development has led him to serve on the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) Advisory Boards for the Operations Management and Electronics Programs, and as a sponsor and mentor for students enrolled in the MBA program at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. John is known for his dedication to marine safety, having served as a Coxswain, Station Leader and on the Board of Governors for the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue.

*Richard Wilson, 1st Vice Chairperson

"The Organization’s knowledge of the culture and economy of the Coast is a valuable asset to depositors, as well as those with financing needs."

Elected as director in 2010, Richard serves as Chair of the Audit Committee, and 1st Vice Chair of the Governance-Executive Committee. A managing partner at TCG Professional Accountants LLP in Sechelt, Richard believes that it is critically important for the community to have a financial institution on the Sunshine Coast that is from the Sunshine Coast and for the Sunshine Coast. Richard also serves on the Investment and Finance Committee of the Sunshine Coast Community Foundation. To the SCCU Board, Richard brings expertise and experience in financial literacy, accounting, strategic thinking and auditing.

Chris Fawcus, 

"I consider it a privilege to contribute my knowledge to the continued success and growth of the Credit Union; an organization that has served its members and supported our community so well over the years."

Chris was appointed to the Board in 2014, and currently serves as 2nd Vice Chair of the Governance-Executive Committee as well as the Audit Committee. He is the retired President and CEO of Aon Risk Services Canada, and former member of Aon Risk Service’s Global Management Committee, providing him with experience in insurance, risk management, corporate governance, leadership and strategic thinking. Chris has also served on the Board of Governors for the British Columbia Business Council and with the Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers. Chris also formerly chaired the Board of Governors of the Insurance Institute of Canada, and the Sunshine Coast Minor Hockey Association.

Sue Anne Linde, MBA, 2nd Vice Chairperson

"Credit Unions are part of the fabric of British Columbia, and certainly a vital component of the Sunshine Coast. I am delighted to serve as a representative of the many members of Sunshine Coast Credit Union who understand that our mutual benefits are best served through a community-oriented, locally based, member-owned financial institution."

Sue Anne joined the Board in 2015, serves as 2nd Vice Chair and on the Governance - Executive Committee, as well as the Nominations and Investment and Lending Committee. She retired in 2009 from a career in advertising and marketing in Vancouver’s largest advertising agency, followed by a decade as the marketing director for SFU (Beedie) School of Business. In addition to her commitment to the Credit Union, Sue Anne is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society. She and her partner are active in the Gibsons Yacht Club social and cruising activities, and circumnavigated Vancouver Island with three other boats in 2017. Sue Anne holds both an MBA and an MFA degree.

Tim Anderson

"I have always been interested in the tremendous contribution that cooperatives, and especially credit unions, make in smaller communities."

A steadfast director since 1994 and a member of the Credit Union since 1972, Tim serves on both the Audit Committee and Nominations Committee. A retired accountant and school trustee, Tim brings a wealth of experience to the Board related to public practice, private industry and public education. He is actively involved on the Sunshine Coast through sailing, the Sunshine Coast Community Forest and Driftwood Players Association.

Betty Baxter

"It is an honour to work on the Board of Directors of such a well-respected organization as the Sunshine Coast Credit Union."

Betty joined the Board in January 2017 after 20 years as a member. She serves on the Conduct Review Committee, Investment and Loan Committee, as well as the Nominations Committee. She brings governance experience from working with many non-profit organizations for over 30 years, and most recently, from her work as a school trustee for School District 46 since 2011 and as Chair of the Board of Education from 2013-2017. Betty successfully managed a contract training department for distance learning at the post-secondary level, has been the equity officer for a large health care union, and taught a program on civic leadership on the Sunshine Coast. As a consultant, she has provided strategic planning, training in problem solving and leadership, and respectful workplace training to many groups in public and private sectors.

*Manjit Kang, Member at Large

"Credit Unions are not just financial institutions; they’re active members of the community."

A credit union member for over 30 years, Manjit joined Sunshine Coast Credit Union when he moved to the Coast in 2008. Appointed to the Board in 2014, he currently serves on the Audit Committee, Governance-Executive Committee and Investment and Loan Committee. His 35-year career with TELUS spanned numerous functional areas including senior roles in operations and marketing, where he was recognized for his leadership and foresight in delivering highly complex network solutions to some of TELUS’ largest business and government clients. Manjit currently serves as Chair, Gibsons & District Public Library Board and as President of the Sunshine Coast  TELUS Community Ambassadors, which inspires current and retired TELUS team members to come together to volunteer in the community.

Cheryl McNicol

"What impresses me about Sunshine Coast Credit Union is the dedication to community building and improving the lives of their members."

Cheryl joined her first credit union in the late 1980’s in Ontario and has continued to be a supporter of the cooperative credit union movement as her career took her from Ontario to Michigan and finally to British Columbia. She joined Sunshine Coast’ Credit Union’s Board in February 2018, serving on the Conduct Review and Investment and Loan Committees. Cheryl has over 35 years of leadership experience in the corporate, non-profit and small business sectors with expertise in business development, operations management, risk management, financial management, training and facilitation in a number of industries across Canada and the US. Today, her consulting business focuses on business start-up and development as well as project management. Cheryl has assisted hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs to create a viable and sustainable business by sharing her business planning and financial planning expertise. She is a co-founder and enthusiastic supporter of the Self-Employed Women’s Network - Sunshine Coast and is an active member of the Gibsons and District Chamber of Commerce.


*Terms expire at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.


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