Executive Management

Marilyn Loewen Mauritz

Interim President & Chief Executive Officer

Marilyn joined Central 1’s executive team as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in March 2015. 

She has over 20 years of experience in domestic and international corporate/commercial law in a diverse range of industries, including forestry, chemical and oil and gas. Prior to joining Central 1, Marilyn held the role of General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Interfor Corporation, one of the largest lumber producers in North America.

Marilyn obtained her LL.B from the University of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University. An active member of the community, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of BC College of Registered Nurses, International Women’s Forum – BC Chapter and Vancouver Opera.

Richard Beed

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

In April 2014, Richard Beed joined Central 1 as Senior-Vice President, Human Resources.

Richard brings more than 21 years of HR executive experience to his role, gained with major organizations, including Fujitsu and Nortel Networks. Prior to joining Central 1, Richard was Human Resources VP for Talent Solutions at Telus, where his portfolio included the employer brand and the employee lifecycle from recruitment through to succession planning. His accountabilities also included Telus’s diversity and inclusiveness mandates.

Prior HR leadership roles at Nortel Networks afforded Richard the opportunity to gain diverse experience living and working in the U.K., U.S. and now Canada. His leadership style is best described as open-minded, collaborative, engaging and empowering.

Richard holds a master’s degree in Personnel Management and an Applied Science degree from Kingston University in the U.K.

Dan Blue

Chief Financial Officer

The Board of Directors appointed Dan Blue to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on August 29, 2014. Blue had been interim CFO since June 9 following the departure of previous CFO and Senior Vice President Strategy, Helen Blackburn. He also served as interim CFO from August 2013 to January 2014 while Blackburn was in the role of interim President & CEO.

Dan joined Central 1 in 1999 as Assistant Controller. He then moved to AVP, Controller, and VP, Financial Reporting before assuming VP, Finance in 2012, with responsibilities for the long-term direction of Central 1’s Finance function, including ensuring that policies, systems, processes and staffing align with our organization’s corporate objectives.

Prior to joining Central 1, Dan was an audit manager with Grant Thornton LLP and managed audit engagements for a wide range of clients, including both public companies and financial institutions.

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Dan is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Brent Clode

Chief Investment Officer

Brent joined Central 1 in July 2015, bringing 19 years of professional experience in banking and insurance. He is responsible for managing Central 1’s investment portfolio and liquidity functions, as well as overseeing Treasury and Funding, capital markets, commercial lending and system securitization.

Prior to joining Central 1, Brent spent the past seven years at Manulife Financial, most recently as Vice President of Treasury Risk Management, Funding & Liquidity Operations. He also spent 12 years at CIBC, serving in such roles as Executive Director, Treasury, Balance Sheet & Risk Management group; Director of US Finance for CIBC World Markets; and Director of the Treasury & Risk Management Finance division.

Brent holds an MBA in Finance from McMaster University and Bachelor of Arts in Administrative and Commercial Studies from the University of Western Ontario. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

David Finnie

Chief Risk Officer

David Finnie joined Central 1 as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) in September 2014. He acts as the management resource on the Board’s Risk Review and Investment and Loan Committee and is responsible for overseeing Central 1’s integrated risk management framework and the implementation of risk management procedures.

David is a recognized risk management expert with more than 20 years of industry experience leading large multinational organizations and Fortune 500 companies. 

Prior to joining Central 1, David was Managing Director for the Global Risk Institute, where he was responsible for the organization’s mandate to advance risk education and professional development for practitioners, executives and Boards of Directors. He has also held several senior-level roles with financial institutions such as BMO Financial Group in Toronto and American Express in New York.

David has an MBA, with a specialization in Finance & Financial Accounting, from the Schulich School of Business at York University. He also has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics from the University of Western Ontario.

Kam Raman

Senior Vice President, Member Relations & Trade Services

Kam Raman joined Central 1 in February 2015.

She brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role, most recently at First West Credit Union, where she was Assistant Vice-President, Sales & Member Experience and Chief Lean Officer. Kam has led many enterprise projects, including the development and introduction of First West’s member experience strategy.

Kam is an Advisory Council Member and Chair of the communications committee for the Women’s Leadership Circle at the Vancouver Board of Trade and an active Community Leader and co-chair of the Follow a Leader program with the Minerva Foundation.

She holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Kam also has a Certified Financial Planner designation and teaches Advanced Organizational Behaviour at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Oscar van der Meer

Chief Technology and Payments Officer

Oscar van der Meer oversees all of our payments services and processing for the credit union system and other clients, and direct banking, which serves more than 300 organizations.

Oscar worked for ING Group in the Netherlands from 1992 to 1999. Later, as a consultant at ING, his dual role in business and technology included developing direct channels, and phone and Internet banking, where the tradeoff between convenience and risk was always an important issue. He joined us in 1999 to work on the development of web services. He was appointed Vice-President of Technology & Payment Services in 2004 and assumed his current role in 2008.

Oscar graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 1989 with a Master of Physics and Mathematics and in 2011 studied in the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.