Senior Director, 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 governance performance and effectiveness. Carmel is a member of the board of directors of Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC). She is the Chair of GPC’s Membership Committee; and, a member of the Advocacy & Practice and Finance 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 recently completed the Governance Professionals of Canada Education Program (GPC-EP) and is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. The Co-operators Group Ltd. is a Canadian co-operative with more than $42.5 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products and is well known for its community involvement and commitment to sustainability.