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Board of Directors

Accountable to you.

The Board of Directors is accountable to the members while acting in the best interests of the Credit Union.

Members elect directors annually, and each member has one vote regardless of the number of shares owned. The Board then elects officers from its own membership and appoints each to various committees.

The Board of Directors’ role is to oversee the Credit Union and provide direction on long-range objectives, determine policy, and monitor BlueShore Financial’s progress. They hire and guide the Chief Executive Officer and help establish and evaluate strategic objectives.

Directors are elected for a three-year term and receive an annual base honorarium. BlueShore Financial Board of Directors Compensation information can be found in the Management Discussion & Analysis section of our Annual Report. Duties include establishing corporate objectives, approving corporate strategies and plans, approving financial statements and major financial decisions, appointing and evaluating the CEO.

Allan Achtemichuk - Chair

Allan Achtemichuk - Board of Directors, BlueShore FinancialEarly in his career Allan spent 20 years with KPMG and as partner, worked in both the Edmonton and Vancouver consulting practices. He later moved to industry and served in roles as CFO or CEO in three different manufacturing and distribution businesses in consumer products, food packaging, and specialty building products. Allan has served as a Director for various corporate, community, sports and professional organizations. He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of BlueShore Financial and a Director and Treasurer for a non-profit organization that provides housing to low income seniors in Vancouver. With over 25 years in executive management roles, Allan has been directly involved in strategic planning, operations management, financial management, initial public offering, takeover bid and go-private transactions, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integration, business turnaround, financial restructuring and the sale of businesses.

Allan holds a professional accounting designation (CPA, CMA). In 2014, Allan completed the Directors Education Program and certification exam to earn the designation ICD.D.

Tenure: April 2010 - Present

Current Term: 2019 - 2022

Committees: Human Resources & Compensation


Peter Leitch - Vice-Chair

Peter Leitch - Board of Directors, BlueShore FinancialPeter is the President of North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios and Chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of BC. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Peter is a former Chair of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and a former Director of the BC Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on Canada Revenue Agency's Small Business Advisory Committee and Film Advisory Committee. Peter has been honoured with a fellowship by the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of BC and an honorary doctorate degree from Capilano University. Peter resides in North Vancouver.

Tenure: January 2011 - Present

Current Term: 2018 - 2021

Committees: Audit (Chair), Nominations & Election


Diana Chan - Director

Diana Chan - Board of Directors, BlueShore FinancialDiana is a business owner and former executive in the credit union system, both in BC and nationally. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant with extensive experience in human resources, finance and governance. Diana received her fellowship from the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC in 2018 and was presented with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012. Diana is a Director and Past-President of Basketball BC, a Director of YWCA of Metro Vancouver, a Director with the Whistler Chamber of Commerce, and served as a trustee of the BC Credit Union Employees’ Pension and Benefits Trust from 2013-2015. Diana resides in Whistler.

Tenure: April 2018 - Present

Current Term: 2018 - 2021

Committees: Audit, Investment & Loan, Nominations & Election


Lynne Charbonneau - Director

Lynne Charbonneau - Director, BlueShore FinancialLynne Charbonneau is a lawyer, speaker and consultant in the field of innovation in the legal industry. She serves on the Futures Task Force of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the Centre for Business Law at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She also serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Actsafe Safety Association. From 2005 until 2018, Lynne was Deputy General Counsel at HSBC Bank Canada. Prior to that, she was a partner of the Canadian national law firm Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, where she practiced in the fields corporate and securities law. Lynne’s previous volunteer work includes a dozen years in various Director and committee positions with the Heart and Stroke Foundation. She also served for seven years as a Director of the BC Medical Service Foundation and five years as a Director of and pro bono legal counsel to the BC Chamber of Commerce.

Tenure: April 2019 - Present

Current Term: 2019 - 2020

Committees: Human Resources & Compensation, Governance & Conduct Review


Dave Davenport - Director

Dave Davenport - Chair, BlueShore FinancialDave Davenport has been a Director of BlueShore Financial since 2008 and served as Chair of the Board from 2011 to 2017. For the last 30 years, Dave has built successful retail businesses in the Sea-to-Sky corridor as both a senior manager and owner. He has an MBA and BA in Economics. His past Board experience includes Chair of the Whistler Legacy Society, Chair of the Whistler Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chair of Tourism Whistler. Dave has been a member of BlueShore Financial since 1987 and resides in Whistler.



Tenure:
January 2008 - Present

Current Term: 2018 - 2021

Committees: Nominations & Election (Chair), Human Resources & Compensation, Investment & Loan


Rod Dewar - Director

Victoria Whithers - Board of Directors, BlueShore FinancialRod Dewar is the former CEO of a $1.3B credit union and has held Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President responsibilities in the financial services and aviation business sectors. He has extensive insurance industry experience and held senior national operations responsibilities for a global airline. Rod holds an Institute of Corporate Directors accreditation and in addition to his BlueShore Financial Board responsibilities, sits on the Boards of Consumer Protection BC as Vice Chair, BC Life & Casualty Co. as Vice Chair, and the Victoria Airport Authority. Past Board positions include Chair of Credential Financial Inc., Chair of the BC Ferry Authority, NEI Investments Director, Chair of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, Fundraising Chair Canadian Cancer Society, Royal Roads University School of Leadership Studies Advisory Council, and Chair of a Canadian PGA golf tournament. He was born and raised in North Vancouver where he still has family.

Tenure: April 2017 - Present

Current Term: 2017 - 2020

Committees: Governance & Conduct Review (Chair), Investment & Loan


Gordon Janzen - Director

Brian Atkins - Board of Directors, BlueShore FinancialGordon is a technology industry executive with a track record of building rapidly growing businesses that leverage digital transformation. As President/COO, co-founder, and Board member of Elastic Path Software he helped grow the firm into a major player in the ecommerce software industry, and led all aspects of operations as well as debt and equity financings. He previously co-founded and served as President of Apparent Networks (now AppNeta) and has served on numerous technology and charity Boards, including those of Easter Seals and BCIT’s Technology Centre. He is currently Director of Performance Marketing at Western Union Business Solutions. Gordon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia, and resides in North Vancouver.

Tenure: April 2017 - Present

Current Term: 2017 - 2020

Committees: Human Resources & Compensation (Chair), Governance & Conduct Review


Julie McGill - Director

Julie McGill - Board of Directors, BlueShore FinancialJulie is a Chartered Professional Accountant and a Chartered Business Valuator. She is currently Managing Partner with Fulmer Capital Partners, a private equity and venture capital firm focused on small and mid-cap investing. Previously, Julie was a Director with North America focused Private Equity fund CAI Capital Management Co., and a Vice-President at Ernst & Young LLP in Vancouver. Through her work advising and investing in a diverse range of companies she has developed a broad spectrum of financial, operational, governance and mergers and acquisition skills. Julie sits on a number of private company Boards and is an active member of the community. She is past Chair of Central City Foundation and is actively involved in several local youth and sport organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University. Julie resides in Vancouver.

Tenure: April 2016 - Present

Current Term: 2019 - 2022

Committees: Investment & Loan (Chair), Audit


Victoria Withers - Director

Victoria Whithers - Board of Directors, BlueShore FinancialWith her extensive business background, Victoria brings years of Board governance experience to BlueShore Financial. A senior executive at IBM Canada for over 30 years, Victoria held the position of General Manager, Western Canada and upon retirement formed VLW Solutions. At VLW Solutions, she provides consulting services to assist organizations in the development and implementation of technology solutions. Victoria has served as a Director on the Pacific Pilotage Authority, Vancouver Coastal Health, the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, Canadian Internet Registration Authority, QHR Technologies, Vancouver Board of Trade and the Telus World of Science. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University. Victoria resides in West Vancouver.

Tenure: January 2013 - Present

Current Term: 2019 - 2022

Committees: Governance & Conduct Review, Audit

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