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Spotlight: Northern Credit Union seeks new board member

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Northern Credit Union, the north’s member-owned, True North Strong brand, is seeking a new, progressive and strategic candidate to join their Board of Directors.

The search comes as Northern Credit Union looks to deepen their 12-member Board to help continue to successfully meet current and future challenges of the financial service industry posed by increased regulatory compliance, digital innovations, risks, and market capabilities.

Northern Credit Union’s Board works closely with the executive management team to strengthen performance for the benefit of members, employees, and communities they call home.

In a recent online posting, Northern Credit Union announced some of the attributes and skills that will contribute to meeting Northern’s ongoing objectives. Northern is seeking individuals, ideally with previous Board experience and who may possess one, or all, of the following criteria. All qualified candidates will be considered.

  • An experienced accounting professional with a designation (such as but not limited to CPA) bringing financial expertise in internal/external audit, governance and risk management.
  • Familiarity and understanding of the financial services industry will be an asset including understanding emerging opportunities, risks and technologies in the sector.
  • An experienced professional with a background in IT governance, digital strategy, overseeing complex technologies, cyber-security and IT projects.

The successful individual will be integral to the future of Northern’s brand and will contribute to an effective boardroom through collaborative governance, an inquisitive approach to problem-solving, and diversity of thought.

Northern Credit Union operates 32 branches in 29 communities across Ontario, providing employment to over 280 people. Northern is a progressive institution that continues to break barriers through digital banking channels.

Since 1957, Northern Credit Union has been at the forefront of providing innovative banking solutions for individuals, families and businesses in Northern Ontario. Their mix of digital banking options, online solutions, member rewards programs and in-branch customer service has earned them national recognition including the Canadian Credit Union Association’s (CCUA) prestigious Innovation Award for its online small business account opening software and unique Small Business Rocks program.

How to apply

A candidate information package/Board of Directors application will be available at on January 2, 2019. Interested candidates must be a Northern Credit Union member as of January 1, 2019

Deadline for submission is 4:00 pm on February 15, 2019.

For more information, please contact Northern Credit Union’s Corporate Secretary at [email protected]