New Support Team
Our new Business Services Support Team is available Mon – Sat to assist our Business Members’ service needs. Call us at 204-925-4525.
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New Branch Hours
Starting Monday June 17, Cambrian branches will be opening 30 mins earlier on Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri.
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New envelope-less Cambrian ATMs
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Cambrian Board of Directors

Meet the Board of Directors!

Judy Mathieson

Chair

Board member since 2016. Term ends 2025.

“I see my contribution as a Cambrian Board member as one who will provide strategic oversight and guidance to help ensure Cambrian's strength continues building, even though the world around us is changing in complexity and risk.”

Judy has business and financial management experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Since 2012, she has focused on facilitating strategy and governance, leadership, and performance management for organizations and educational institutions. She previously enjoyed a 23-year career with a leading Canadian financial institution achieving the role of Director and Manitoba market lead for the wealth management division. Her work experience also includes senior commercial banking roles as well as the executive in residence for the University of Manitoba Asper School of Business.

As a committed educator and mentor, Judy is keenly aware of the importance of being receptive to new concepts. Currently a lead facilitator for the CPA profession, she knows the importance of keeping abreast of emerging issues and trends. She believes in collaboration to achieve success.

Judy is an active community volunteer. She is a board and audit committee member of Centre Venture Winnipeg. Previous community boards served include Safety Services Manitoba (chair); Teachers Retirement Allowance Fund (TRAF); Alzheimer’s Manitoba (chair) and Alzheimer’s Canada, as well as the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (treasurer). Judy also served as chair of the Risk Management Association (Canada), and as Canadian committee chair of a North American industry trade association.

Judy holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. In 2018, Judy was awarded the Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director designation and in 2020 attained the Institute of Corporate Director’s ICD.D designation.

Committees & Roles

Governance, Human Resources, and Compensation Committee, Ex-officio

Risk Oversight Committee, Ex-officio

Nominating Committee, Ex-officio

Guy Whitehill

Vice-Chair

Board member since 2017. Term ends 2026.

“I am very excited to use my skills, experience, dedication and passion to provide guidance and oversight. I'm happy to support the future growth and profitability of Cambrian Credit Union while meeting the needs and expectations of our members and community.”

Guy retired from the role as Chief Financial Officer for Diagnostic Services Manitoba (DSM) in the summer of 2017 after 8 years in the role. Guy’s career as an accounting and finance professional has spanned more than 35 years, ranging from small, owner-operated businesses to large, publicly traded companies as well as government and crown corporations.

Guy is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA). Guy has attended a number of specialty education and training programs in a variety of areas, including Board Governance and Audit Committee Practices. In the past, he has been a volunteer board member for the local chapter of the Financial Executives International organization (FEI), a volunteer board member for the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, and sat on the Audit Committee for two different grain organizations.

Committees & Roles

Audit Committee, Chair

Governance, Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Member

Omena Babalola

Director

Board member since 2023. Term ends 2026.

“With over 20 years’ experience in the areas of management, accounting, finance, risk management, audit, and information technology, I am skilled and experienced in identifying weaknesses in internal controls, discovering opportunities for improvement in processes, assessing impact of risks, and providing leadership to developing and implementing solutions.”

Omena has been an auditor at Manitoba Hydro for over seventeen years, specializing in information technology, contract, and operational engagements. During this time, she has acquired extensive knowledge of operations and processes in all business units, identified gaps in performance and recommended solutions, some of which resulted in changes to corporate policies. Prior to working at Manitoba Hydro, Omena was an Internal Auditor at Western Canada Lotteries Corporation for over six years.

Omena is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a bachelor’s in economics.

Omena is actively involved in the community through volunteerism, including serving on the Board of directors of various not-for-profit, charitable, and professional organizations in Winnipeg.

Committees & Roles

Audit Committee, Member

Risk Oversight Committee, Member

Mike Emslie

Director

Board member since 2024. Term ends 2027.

“My experiences have helped me understand the needs of business owners, employees, investors, and retirees, and the services expected by members of Cambrian Credit Union. In these times of inflation and volatile interest rates, it is as important as ever to have a financial institution you can rely on.”

With 25 years of experience as financial and operational executive, auditor, and consultant in the public and private sectors, Mike has developed a keen understanding of the importance of good governance and how to ensure it supports successful organizations.

Mike is currently the Chief Financial Officer at the University of Manitoba. He has served in executive leadership roles in Manitoba public sector organizations for the past 16 years. Mike has also worked as an auditor and consultant supporting organizations in adopting best practices with respect to finance, governance, risk management, internal control, and information technology security.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Manitoba, has a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA) designation as well as Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation, and Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) designation. He is currently enrolled in the Institute of Corporate Director’s Directors Education Program and expects to obtain the ICD.D designation in June of 2024.

Mike believes in giving back to the community and has served on numerous boards, including those of development companies, social enterprises, pension plans, insurance companies, and member-based organizations as well as several not-for-profit organizations.

Committees & Roles

Audit Committee, Member

Nominating Committee, Member

Cindy Genyk

Director

Board member since 2016. Term ends 2025.

“I look forward to serving the members, employees and community on the Cambrian Board by leveraging my skills and hands-on knowledge of the Credit Union system to ensure a future of strong, sustainable growth.”

Cindy is a passionate I.T. industry leader with over twenty years of experience in Senior Management roles in private and publicly traded corporations. Over that time Cindy spent seven memorable years managing I.T. systems and processes within the Credit Union System. Cindy brings a strong reputation as a hands-on Technology Officer with a commitment to lifelong learning, leading teams, and helping others achieve their potential. Her experience within the Credit Union system coupled with her education and leadership skills position her to meet the demands of the Cambrian Board, ensuring a strong sustainable future for Cambrian Credit Union.

Holding a Masters of Science in Information Technology, Cindy is credited with the facilitation of million dollar projects under extreme conditions. She is highly capable of developing and executing strategy which has resulted in her ability to drive efficiency and value for Senior Executives, Officers, and key organizational stakeholders.

Cindy is an active member in the community. She enjoys volunteering with and supporting organizations which make a difference in the lives of others. Cindy has successfully served on several boards including the Project Management Institute Winnipeg Chapter as Membership Committee Chair.

Committees & Roles

Risk Oversight Committee, Chair

Governance, Human Resources, and Compensation Committee, Member

Scott Greenlay

Director

Board member since 2024. Term ends 2027.

“I aim to leverage my expertise in entrepreneurship, technology, and finance to align with Cambrian's needs and contribute to the organization's growth and sustainability.”

Scott’s governance experience comes with a deep understanding of board-level leadership, having served on several boards over the years as both a member and consultant.  

Scott recently retired from MNP LLP as Principal Partner and National Director, Technology Consulting, where he’s worked with credit unions and financial institutions throughout Canada, overseeing significant projects crucial to business transformation, strategic innovation, and regulatory adaptation.  

Scott’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, an MBA with valedictorian honors, and several certifications in human resources and technology. He recently completed the ICD.D designation. Scott has been recognized with the Governor General’s Award for Significant Contribution to the Citizens of Canada and the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award.

Scott has volunteered extensively throughout his life, including as a volunteer for the York University’s BEST entrepreneurship program and the Kidney Foundation, and is a founding member of the Lake Manitoba Stakeholders Association.

Committees & Roles

Risk Oversight Committee, Member

Paul Holden

Director

Board member since 1996. Term ends 2026.

“I am proud to have been a part of the health and success of Cambrian thus far and am privileged to serve our members in my current capacity as a Director of the Board.”

Paul has played a leadership role in Cambrian’s growth and success since his election to the Board in 1996. He brings expertise through his experience as the CEO of ECG Canada Group, where he ensures that the business community has access to the right people with the right skills. Prior to this role, Paul served as CEO of the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology and as Senior Executive Director, Manitoba Jobs and Skills Development with the Department of Jobs and the Economy. In this capacity Paul has worked hand in hand with the business community focusing on industry expansion and attraction, and human resources support.

Paul served as Chair of Cambrian’s Board of Directors from 2000 to 2014 and was Vice-Chair from 2014 - 2018. Paul also serves as Chair for Credit Union Central of Manitoba's Board of Directors and is Chair of the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce.

Committees & Roles

Governance, Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Member

Jeffrey Morton

Director

Board member since 2018. Term ends 2025.

“I understand a Board's responsibility to simultaneously support and challenge Senior Management on strategic issues in the best interests of the organization and its members.”

Jeffrey is a Chartered Accountant, recently retired as Chief Financial Officer of Piston Ring Service, a position he held for 17 years. Along with that, he has past experience working as Chief Financial Officer for National Leasing.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Manitoba along with a number of designations. He received his Chartered Accountant Designation and Fellowship Designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba, as well as ICD Designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. In 2019, Jeffrey was awarded the Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director designation.

Committees & Roles

Governance, Human Resources and Compensation Committee, Chair

Nominating Committee, Member

Valerie Romanow

Board Member

Board member since 2015. Term ends 2027.

“I believe financial services are as necessary as our public utilities and deserve good governance.”

Valerie has 15 years of Executive-level experience owning her own company as well as 25 years’ experience in the Investment Industry and Financial Services Industry. Valerie hopes to offer her expertise and experience as a guide to the future success of Cambrian Credit Union.

Valerie has a diploma from the Northwestern School of Business Community College, was registered with both New York Stock Exchange Institute and the Canadian Securities Institute for many years and obtained several certificates and special training related to finance and business.

Committees & Roles

Audit Committee, Member

Nominating Committee, Member

Bonnie Saluk Chwartacki

Board Member

Board member since 2020. Term ends 2026.

“As a board member, I look forward to serving members and their communities and helping the credit union maintain sustainable growth and prosperity. My professional background and personal values will guide me in providing responsible stewardship while meeting members' expectations.”

Bonnie has more than 30 years of Financial, Investment, Benefits, Pension and Human Resource experience and has held senior executive positions with some of the largest financial services and investment firms in Canada. She retired from her role of President of People Corporation in 2019 after 11 years with the organization.  

She understands the financial needs of investors, retirees, employees and business owners, which provides her with an invaluable perspective to understand the risk and opportunities facing Members and the Cambrian Credit Union, now, and in the future.

Bonnie is active in the community, serving on the Youth Employment Services of Manitoba (YES Manitoba) board of directors and mentors Manitoba entrepreneurial businesses through North Forge Technology Exchange.

Committees & Roles

Nominating Committee, Chair

Risk Oversight Committee, Member

Cambrian's Commitment to Diversity

To increase diversity at the Board level and throughout the organization, the Board of Directors added a statement to the call for nominations material, reflecting Cambrian's commitment to diversity, as follows:

Cambrian is committed to being an organization that reflects the diversity of our membership. We value full inclusion that allows colleagues to bring their diverse voices to the workplace and connects us closer to our members and the communities we serve.

Cambrian's Executive Team

David Mortimer

President & Chief Executive Officer

Diane Bilodeau

Chief Sales & Business Intelligence Officer

Marilyn Brennan

Chief People & Corporate Services Officer

Esther Friesen

Chief Risk Officer

Lynne Mackan-Roy

Chief Information Officer

Deanne Magnus

Chief Financial Officer