VANCOUVER – The Credit Union Foundation of BC (CUFBC) announced today the appointment of three new Trustees to its board of directors. Joining the board will be Kirsten I’Anson (Community Savings CU), Mindy Kailly (Coastal Community CU) and Bill Corbett (Stabilization Central CU). This brings the number of board members to eleven.
“We’re excited to welcome these three new trustees to our board” said David Lanphear, CUFBC president, and president of Envision Financial, a division of First West Credit Union. “Kirsten, Mindy and Bill offer a collective 49 years of experience in the credit union system and will contribute a wonderful depth and breadth to our board.”
Kirsten I’Anson holds the position of Vice President People and Culture at Community Savings Credit Union. She is privileged to have a job that speaks to all her personal obsessions: understanding what makes humans tick, getting deep and meaningful about mental wellness and creating an environment that other people want to be a part of. Kirsten started out at Community Savings building their learning initiative ‘Community Savings University’ and has recently been recognized by BC Business, alongside her team for delivering an award-winning Wellness program.
“As someone who has had the privilege of education but also seen how exclusive it can be, I’m truly supportive of a foundation looking to offer that opportunity more broadly across BC. I’m also proud to work for a credit union and in a system that looks to understand and address barriers to access across a multiplicity of fields.”
Mindy Kailly is the VP of Treasury & Financial Risk at Coastal Community Credit Union. She’s worked for credit unions in a financial role for most of her career. She was the treasurer and a board member of a non-profit organization for over six years. Mindy has lived on Vancouver Island her whole life.
“I believe in and support the co-operative values of the system. Credit unions invest in and contribute to their local communities and provide numerous other benefits to their members. As a recipient of scholarship funds, I understand how important education awards are in helping students achieve their academic goals, and I am honoured to serve as a Trustee of the Credit Union Foundation of BC.”
Bill Corbett is the Chief Executive Officer at Stabilization Central. Credit Union. A Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Bill draws on more than 25 years of experience in financial services, including 16 in the BC credit union system. Prior to joining Stabilization Central, Bill was the Vice President, Finance at Central 1 Credit Union and he spent 12 years at Vancity Savings Credit Union in various roles including Finance, Retail and Business Banking Operations, Strategy and running the Squamish Savings Credit Union. Bill also has an extensive insurance background having worked at the Insurance Corporation of B.C., Canadian Northern Shield Insurance and Dominion of Canada General Insurance as well as having served on the B.C. Advisory Committee of the Insurance Bureau of Canada. Bill is passionate about credit unions and helping to foster a future for the credit union system and the communities that they serve. Bill was recently appointed to serve as Trustee on the Credit Union Pension & Benefits Trust. Bill is an avid runner and previously served on the Board of KidSport Vancouver.
“I welcome the opportunity to use what I’ve learned to help the Foundation deliver on its mandate for deserving students. Leadership and the development of talent is something I deeply believe in, and it will be very rewarding to hear the stories of many credit union members, and to be able to participate in their journey through the bursaries that the Foundation provides.”
About the Credit Union Foundation of BC
Founded in 1958, The Credit Union Foundation of British Columbia is the province-wide philanthropic organization of the credit union system founded and funded by British Columbia credit union members. The Foundation’s primary purpose is to provide education awards to BC resident post-secondary students in need of financial assistance for academic, technological or vocational training at accredited schools within the province. The Foundation also provides international support for cooperative programs and administers the Distinguished Service Award given to those industry leaders who have furthered the credit union movement in BC.
For further information please contact:
Nicole Eich, Program Manager
Credit Union Foundation of BC