Board of Directors

Jamie McLeod (Chair)

Jamie McLeod has had the privilege of growing and developing throughout her career in a variety of roles with increasing responsibility in the areas of Information Technology, Project Development and Operations. Her experience encompasses project and portfolio management, strategic planning, risk management, vendor management, resource utilization, revenue growth, and cost reduction. Her ability to analyze needs and create unique solutions designed to yield a profitable outcome has proven to be one of her greatest assets.

Jamie has proven to be an engaged leader successfully leading credit unions through significant change including; multiple technology upgrades, several product and service developments, numerous process improvement initiatives, merger integration and banking system conversion. Her strengths lie in her ability to conceive and implement strategic plans and negotiate strategic partnerships to drive new delivery channel initiatives.

Dave Schurman

In the financial services field for 40 years, Dave has held a variety of executive leadership roles. Dave has been on the chief executive team at FirstOntario Credit Union for the past 14 years, currently its Chief Strategy Officer. Previous roles were Chief Operating Officer, Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Executive Officer of a newly created Corporate Investment Division managing $200 million in alternative investments. Dave has US financial services experience having served on the executive team at CUNA Mutual Group, based in Madison Wisconsin. Dave served on an international team with the Jamaican Credit Union League, constructing & implementing a new strategic plan for the Jamaican credit union system. With the CUMIS Group in Canada Dave held roles of Regional Vice President Atlantic Canada based in Halifax , Regional Vice President Western Canada based in Vancouver, and National Vice President.

Dave has extensive board experience in the credit union system, regional Co-op Association boards, served on the executive committee of the Ontario Credit Union Foundation and was recently honored as an inductee into the OCUF’s Wall of Fame.  Dave’s current board roles include chair of the Ontario Insurance Advisory Board, Director of Ficanex, and the Credit Union National Credit Card Program’s Advisory Committee.

Supreet Warna

Supreet Warna is currently the Chief Administrative Officer for Retail Banking and Wealth Management for HSBC.  As a senior leader, she oversees many diverse teams that support the retail and wealth business. Her mandate includes Channel Optimization across ATM, Branch, Digital, Contact Center, and Remote Channels.  She also leads advanced analytics, data and information management, customer relationship management, business management and sales effectiveness. Supreet is known for her strategic vision, leading teams to overcome business challenges, and strong execution strength.

In addition to Supreet’s role as Chief Administrative Officer, she also serves as a Director on three subsidiary boards for HSBC.  Two of these boards oversee businesses with a high degrees of complexity and regulatory oversight. She is also passionate about Diversity and Inclusion and have held leadership positions in many diversity affiliation groups. In 2018, Supreet received a “Woman In Focus” award by the Times of Canada magazine for her efforts.

Nancy McNeill

Nancy leads Coast Capital Savings’ corporate operations, and transformation office, supporting the credit union’s branch, commercial and contact center network in the delivery of banking services to its members. In her role, Nancy works with a leadership team to assist with enterprise projects/initiates, continually upgrading process within the credit union’s operations and across its enterprise. With 47 years of experience in the financial/payment services industry; Nancy was a founding board member of the National Canadian ATM Exchange Network for 12 years. Today, she is a member of the Payments Canada RTR Management Committee, CBA Payments Modernization, advisory committee, newly appointed back on the Ficanex Board and serves on numerous advisory groups for Central 1. Nancy has led numerous enterprise projects for Coast Capital Savings including digital payments, Interac, lending.

Nancy lives in South Surrey, British Columbia and enjoys travel and wine.

Paul Paruch

As Vice President of Digital and Payments, Paul is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team at Atlantic Central and League Savings and Mortgage Company. He has 30 years of experience in the credit union system, with almost 20 years in senior leadership roles. Paul co-led the creation of the National Credit Card Program, which facilitated the National Credit Union system’s exit from TD Bank for credit card services. Paul is currently the co-chair of the Central 1 Payments Modernization Advisory Council and serves on the board of directors of Credit Union Central of Canada (CUCC).

Chris Inniss

Chris Inniss joined Mainstreet Credit Union in September 2021 as President & CEO; however, Chris has spent a number of years within the credit union sector, and several more years working in the financial services industry. Chris has also recently completed his EMBA at Ivey with Ivey Scholar distinction, where he particularly excelled at corporate strategy.

Through his experiences and education, Chris has become a transformational leader in the Credit Union industry with a proven record of success. A charismatic culture builder and big-picture thinker, Chris leads by example, fostering open communication and mentorship to empower his team to achieve the vision. With drive and ambition, Chris is confident, persuasive, and willing to jump into challenges and take risks himself. His collaborative leadership style gives his team the freedom and confidence to do their best work.

Chris also has extensive board and committee experience, serving on the National Credit Union Young Leaders Committee, Business Advisory Centre Durham, Regional Food Distribution Association, Back Door Mission for the Relief of Poverty, and more recently, serving on the board for the Ontario Credit Union Foundation and now as a Director of FICANEX Services.

Fred Cook

With more than 20 years of senior management experience, Fred provides strategic direction to the Information Technology Solutions, Corporate Business Solutions, and Facilities departments. He leads the planning, design and implementation of technology solutions and standards, helping to position BlueShore Financial as a credible innovator in the financial services marketplace. Fred also oversees the development and evolution of BlueShore Financial’s innovative Financial Spa® branch design concept. The integration of technology, administrative processes and facility design concepts ensures BlueShore Financial’s signature client experience.

Fred is a current Director and past Board Chair of The Exchange Network, and has served on the Hewlett Packard Canada Executive Advisory Board. Fred has also been a blog contributor for Bank Systems and Technology and served on their Readers Advisory Board. He currently leads the Temenos-Microsoft Global Peer Group, and chairs the PayMod Exchange Committee through C1. Fred and BlueShore’s Technology Department have been recognized for their innovative work in a number of enterprise business software applications.

Ted Pahl

Ted is the Chief Business Development Officer at Interior Savings in Kelowna BC. He is responsible for oversight and strategy of business and commercial banking for the credit union, as well as key internal/external stakeholder relations. He has over 25 years working in the credit union system and has worked in credit unions from coast to coast.

In July 2023 North Peace Savings and Interior Savings (now Beem Credit Union) completed a merger. Prior to that Ted was the CEO of North Peace. His experience also includes being CEO of credit unions in Atlantic Canada and Saskatchewan. Ted is an experienced board member serving on such boards as Regional District, Hospital Foundation, League Data, Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, he was the chair of the Atlantic Credit Unions CEO advisory board, He was also an active member of the fundraising committee for the Ronald MacDonald Children’s charity in Halifax. Ted is also serving as a board member for CDF Canada the Canadian Cooperative Development Foundation. Ted served one term as the mayor of the town of Warfield in BC, and spent 10 years serving as a firefighter.

Ted holds a post graduate certificate in executive coaching from Royal Roads University.