President & CEO
Ben joined Alberta Central in September 2021 and is excited to be working in the province’s vibrant and successful credit union system. In his role as President & CEO, he is focused on engaging with credit unions to understand their perspectives and needs to ensure they are connected to the products, services, expertise and thought leadership they require to be successful.
Ben came to Alberta Central from the Balancing Pool, a major crown corporation in Alberta’s electricity industry, where he served as its President and CEO. Following significant changes in the sector, he charted a new strategic direction for the Balancing Pool, launched major initiatives in key markets, enhanced stakeholder relationships, and fostered a collaborative corporate culture within the organization. He also served as a board member for SPARK The Energy Credit Union.
“I believe in the strength of credit unions and the unique value proposition they offer. Given the long history of innovation in the industry and the positive impacts credit unions deliver to their members and communities, I see my role as working to enable the success of the system for many years to come.”
Ben brings more than 13 years of experience to Alberta Central that includes roles in strategic planning, asset optimization, portfolio management, risk and compliance. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) degrees from the University of Calgary, both with distinction. He also has his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and his Institute of Corporate Directors designation (ICD.D) designation.