Our leadership team shares the values of enriching our community and cultivating financial wellness, for today and future generations
CALL FOR 2022 DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
John Wiseman - Chairperson
Richard Wilson - 1st Vice Chairperson*
Manjit King - Member at Large*
*Terms expire at the 2022 Annual General Meeting
Accountable to membership and representing the priorities of our members, Sunshine Coast Credit Union's directors guide the affairs of the credit union and shape our members' experience.
A dynamic, complex and challenging role, the role of director requires knowledgeable, passionate individuals that take an active interest and accountability in strategic oversight, governance, risk management, and financial management of the credit union. Directors are expected to prepare for, attend, and engage actively in meetings, events, planning sessions, continued education and professional development.
Diversity on all levels is an important element of an effective board, while it also ensures we are reflective of the communities we serve.
A blend of expertise and skills is desired and prospective candidates are assessed against those areas the board is looking to strengthen. In addition to specific areas of expertise, core competencies such as strategic thinking, leadership and capacity for succession are required.
The terms of five directors will expire at the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Sunshine Coast Credit Union's Rules require that certain criteria and procedures must be met during the nomination and election process. For details regarding election of directors, directors' responsibilities and the credit union's rules regarding nominations, contact Marisa Hudson, Corporate Secretary at 604.740.2662 or visit our website at www.sunshineccu.com. To be eligible to vote in an election, you must be a non-junior member in good standing 90 days prior to the election.
Nominations for qualified candidates for Sunshine Coast Credit Union's 2022 Board of Directors will be accepted beginning January 17th 2022 at the Administration Office: 985 Gibsons Way, Gibsons, BC, VON 1 VS. Nominations will close at 5pm February 18th 2022.
Board of Directors
The elected Board of Directors represents the voice of the member and oversees the strategic direction of Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
SunCu Board of Directors Representative
Director since 2010
“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."
1st Vice Chairperson
Director since 2010
“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.”
Sue Anne Linde, MBA
2nd Vice Chairperson
Director since 2015
“Credit Unions are part of the fabric of British Columbia, and certainly a vital component of the Sunshine Coast.”
Member at Large
Peer Group 6 Representative
Director since 2014
“Credit unions are not just financial institutions; they’re active members of the community.”
Director Since January 2017
“It is an honour to work on the Board of Directors of such a well-respected organization as the Sunshine Coast Credit Union.”
Director since 2018
“What impresses me about Sunshine Coast Credit Union is the dedication to community building and improving the lives of their members.”
Director since 2021
"I am grateful to serve the SCCU community, and proud of the active role this credit union is taking in helping to make our community a better place for all."
Director since 2021
Director since 2021
"Credit unions deliver a member-centric banking model that helps build communities, a unique and important opportunity for Sunshine Coasters as we (re)learn how to live sustainably on the planet."
Serving a three year term, directors are:
- Stewards dedicated to safeguarding the credit union
- Committed to the highest standards of governance, financial management, professionalism and continuing education
- Involved in ongoing learning and development
Directors may spend 10 to 15 hours per month preparing for and attending meetings, as well as attending community events, participating in committees and planning sessions.
Board of Director Elections
Potential director candidates represent the member voice at the table. They are assessed based on attributes that match member needs and goals. Nominations and elections are held annually.
Diversity in skills, expertise, thought, background, experience, gender and culture is actively sought to ensure the board represents the communities we serve.
Core competencies include:
- Financial literacy
- Strategic thinking
- Capacity for succession
- Problem-solving and judgment
- Interpersonal skills
Executive Leadership Team
Shelley McDade, MBA
Chief Executive Officer
"Enriching lives is the cornerstone of our leadership, and drives every decision we make."
Dawn Bezaire, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer
"While supporting its employees in achieving their career aspirations, Sunshine Coast Credit Union also supports its members and our community in ways that make me proud to work here."
Chief Credit and Risk Officer
"When members, community and Sunshine Coast Credit Union all work together, it’s a triple win. Members’ financial health improves. Your credit union becomes cooperatively stronger. And our community thrives. Together, we can achieve more."
Chief Member and People Officer
"My passion lies in supporting the growth of leadership and collaboration, ultimately leading to a rewarding experience for our members."
Chief Information Officer
“I’m excited to work with this amazing group of employees who are dedicated to providing our members with knowledgeable advice and rich experiences, in a way that will allow them to complete their financial transactions where and when they want.”
Jodi Fichtner, BBA
Chief Marketing Officer
“We're here to empower others to make great money decisions every day, and to be a key partner in our community's health. We're here for the people.”
Vice President, Service Delivery
"Leadership means constant learning so that I can have stronger financial wellness conversations to support our membership and be a better coach for our employees."
Vice President, Enterprise Project Management
"My goal is to connect everything we do back to our strategy and select activities that move us forward both organizationally and socially. Working for Sunshine Coast Credit Union allows me to match my personal values to those of our Credit Union."
Acting VP, Human Resources
"My passion for Human Resources lies in the ability of an organization to drive strategy and vision through the skills and expertise of a strong, dedicated employee base. Without great employees we can’t deliver on our promises to our Membership to provide the very best in advisory services and tools."
Director, Information Technology
“My career has revolved around using data to drive improvements to public benefits and being with a credit union falls right into line with that. It makes work a little more rewarding to see it benefitting those in our local community.”
Director, Member Experience and Transformation
"I believe that the support for continuous learning and strong leadership is a key strength of the Credit Union system. It excites me to work with a group of like-minded individuals who share this belief and are committed to the financial, social and environmental wellbeing of the communities Sunshine Coast Credit Union serves."