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Board Elections

Board Elections

The process for seeking candidates for our Board of Directors is currently closed. Preparation for the next election process will open again in August 2024. Please see details below regarding our Board of Directors and the results of the 2024 election.


Election Results: Introducing our new Directors for the term 2024-2027

From January 26 – February 9, our members voted to elect three directors, each for a three-year term. The election results were tabulated by BDO Canada LLP. We congratulate Robert Lake on being re-elected, and we welcome Judy Cameron and Adam Harvey to Kawartha’s Board of Directors.

We express our sincere gratitude to departing directors Paul Ayotte and Harvey Spry. Their contributions have been impactful, and their commitment to our credit union is appreciated.

Judy Cameron

Judy brings to the Board a deep knowledge of governance best practices gained during her career as a federal financial services regulator and a director of small not for profit organizations. She recently retired from a senior role with a regulatory agency that determines whether banks are in good financial condition. Judy looks forward to providing a fresh perspective on risk assessment and mitigation.

Judy has held positions on the boards of a community center and a community health center and is currently the treasurer of a charity that helps people with mental health challenges find meaningful work.

Judy lives in Ottawa and has family throughout eastern Ontario. Her hobbies include traveling, learning French and Dutch, and staying fit.

Adam Harvey

With over 25 years of experience in finance and corporate governance, Adam has dedicated his career to serving purpose-driven organizations as an independent corporate director, audit partner, chartered accountant and chief financial officer.

Adam has a professional designation from The Institute of Corporate Directors and has served on boards and committees for national multi-billion dollar organizations such as the Canadian Medical Association, the Salvation Army, provincial agencies and local charities and investment boards.  As an audit partner and CPA, CA with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Adam specialized in member-based purpose-driven organizations. Adam also served as chief financial officer of his local community foundation, mobilizing over $200 million to support local community investment.  

Adam has two children currently attending university and volunteers with his local church as a youth instructor and musician. 


Robert Lake

Robert has served on Kawartha Credit Union’s Board of Directors for 15 years, holding the positions of Chair and Vice Chair, Chair of the Audit Committee, and Chair of the Human Resources Committee.

Robert has extensive board experience in both the public and private sectors, and with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Robert is currently serving three organizations, in addition to operating his 192-acre cash crop farm operation.

An electrical engineer by profession, Robert has post-graduate training in a multitude of areas related to accounting, management, human resources, marketing, public relations and information technology. Robert retired from the Peterborough Utilities Group of companies where he served as president for 20 years.

The Role of the Board and the Nominating Committee

The Board of Directors governs Kawartha's strategic direction and ensures that the credit union is managed effectively. Special committees fulfill certain duties of the Board, and one of these is the Nominating Committee. It is the Nominating Committee’s responsibility to recruit candidates (or nominees) to ensure that Kawartha has qualified governance of our Credit Union. The Nominating Committee verifies that each nominee has the competencies required to be a Director, including audit and compliance oversight, credit union operations, financial literacy, governance and ethics, leadership, regulatory environment, risk management oversight, and strategic planning.


The Role of a Director

The role of a credit union Director in today's environment is demanding and complex. Stakeholders (including regulators) require more from Directors than in the past, and consequently the Director's role is both rewarding and challenging.

Directors of Kawartha Credit Union are required to have a broad range of knowledge, depth of experience and support the values and focus of the organization. An honorarium is provided.

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