The elected Board of Directors represents the voice of the member and oversees the strategic direction of Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
“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.”
“Credit unions are not just financial institutions; they’re active members of the community.”
“What impresses me about Sunshine Coast Credit Union is the dedication to community building and improving the lives of their members.”
"I am passionate about co-operatives and the intention they bring to the lives of their members and the communties they serve."
"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."
"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."
Ralph first bonded with the Sunshine Coast while spending childhood summers in Half Moon Bay and finally returned permanently 5 years ago with wife Lisa, settling in Gibsons. He had a successful 35 year history with a major Canadian bank and brings broad experience in personal, commercial, and corporate banking plus risk management culminating in the role of Chief Risk Officer before retiring. He has been active in several volunteer and board roles while integrating into the Sunshine Coast community. Ralph strongly believes in the value and power of small business in terms of building and sustaining community and loves the Credit Union’s presence and commitment in that space.
Serving a three year term, directors are:
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.
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:
"Enriching lives is the cornerstone of our leadership, and drives every decision we make."
"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."
“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.”
“Equipped with a long term vision of success and a commitment to win/win outcomes, credit unions were destined to be the preferred business model in creating the positive impact people want to create in their world"
“My goal is to strengthen Sunshine Coast Credit Union's operational efficiency by investing in our employees to power human potential and enrich lives.”
"Being part of the credit union difference means our members, community, and employees are at the heart of what we do. Creating an ecosystem for trusted advice and financial partnership to help members achieve their financial goals, delivering options and accessibility, and providing a seamless member experience across all channels, fuels my passion and commitment to each stakeholder."
“I am passionate about the financial health of our members as well as fostering a strong risk culture within Sunshine Coast Credit Union, so that we can continue to thrive and give back to the community.”
“I’m proud to work for an organization that lives it’s values and believes it has not only the ability but the responsibility to do good in its communities, bolstering and supporting the economy and providing sound, valuable advice to help members meet their personal and professional goals”
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Analyzing data to understand our members, then using that understanding to help enrich their lives is one of my true passions.”
"The Sunshine Coast Credit Union encourages me to embrace my passion of providing financial wellness to our members and community. I am proud to be part of a team that supports and shares my personal values and vision."
“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.”
"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."
"I am passionate about co-operatives and their place in enriching the lives of their members and community at large."
“I am proud to work for a credit union with a focus to better both our members’ financial health and the communities where they live and work”
*Terms expire at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.