Cyndie has over 35 years’ experience as a governance professional with expertise in corporate governance, community and customer relations and corporate social responsibility. She currently consults in the governance field assisting small BC credit unions in developing policies and procedures to embed best practices for corporate governance.
She worked for 31 years for Canada’s second largest credit union, Coast Capital Savings, with her most recent position being Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Corporate Secretary. During her tenure, she was part of the leadership team which took the credit union public for a 10-year period, and which saw two large credit unions merge as Coast Capital Savings. In addition to working alongside the CEO and Board of Directors, she led the corporate communications, customer relations and corporate social responsibility teams. They were recognized repeatedly as a 50 best managed company and a best employer in Canada, and received awards for innovations in cooperative governance, business and community partnerships and corporate citizenship. This included award winning Board policies, as well as policies and processes for director recruitment and recommendation.