Board and Elections

2017 Board of Directors Election

East Coast Credit Union held its Annual General Meeting on April 11, 2017. The meeting took place at the Keating Centre at the StFX campus in Antigonish. To accommodate our members, we also hosted our meeting through a livestream and a link to a recording of the meeting can be found here:

During the business meeting, highlights of 2016 were shared, the 2016 financial statement was reviewed and our Board of Directors election results were released.

We have 12 Board member positions and this year four of the positions were up for re-election. Eight candidates presented themselves as nominees. We would like to thank all the nominees who submitted their application and expressed interest in serving on our Board of Directors.

Thank you to all our members who participated in our in-branch and online voting process and who joined us at our Annual General Meeting this year.

Congratulations to our four successful candidates who will serve on our Board of Directors:

Daniel Fougere
Daniel was re-elected to the Board as a director at our 2017 Annual General Meeting after previously serving as a director for the past two years. Daniel is a chartered accountant and seasoned executive, bringing with him many years of experience in financial budgeting and reporting, operational analysis, strategic planning and corporate governance.

Helen Macpherson
Helen was re-elected as director of the Board at this year’s meeting. She has been a credit union director for 14 of the past 17 years and has completed the required director training as well as optional courses. As a long-time credit union member, Helen believes in the autonomous ownership/control unique to credit unions.

Melanie Sampson
Melanie was elected to the Board as a director and has been an active member of the Board since April 2010. Melanie has a passion for co-operatives and has been a credit union member her entire life and a member of East Coast Credit Union for over 25 years. From 2008-2014, Melanie served as a volunteer member of the Audit Committee and has completed the required director training.

Blair van Veld
Blair was elected as a new director of the Board at this year’s annual meeting. Blair brings a wide range of skills and experience to the Board. As a partner in his family business and as the President of the manufactured Housing Association of Atlantic Canada, he has gained strong entrepreneurial and governance experience and strengthened his leadership skills.


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