Associate Vice President, Governance
& Corporate Secretary
The Co-operators Group Limited
Director since: 2015
Carmel is responsible for providing corporate and co-operative governance leadership to The Co-operators group of companies to enable the organization to meet the expectations of its various stakeholders, including member organizations. In this role, she is accountable for the planning and execution of duties of the Office of the Corporate Secretary and leads the development and delivery of strategies and supporting policies, programs and processes to enhance enterprise-wide governance performance and effectiveness.
Carmel is a member of the board of directors of Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC). She is a member of GPC’s Finance Committee and previously served on both the Membership (as Chairperson) and Advocacy & Practice committees. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Co-operators Retirement Plan, a defined contribution pension plan with over $ 1billion in assets. Carmel completed the Governance Professionals of Canada Education Program (GPC.D) and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $56 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies, it offers a range of insurance and investment products and advice. The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and commitment to sustainability and is ranked as a Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizen in Canada and listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Kincentric.