Who We Are

Atlantic Central is the trade association for member credit unions in Atlantic Canada.

We are dedicated to helping credit unions become the financial institution of choice. We do this through leadership and the excellence of our people, products, services, and strategic partnerships.

We support credit unions with a wide range of services.

Our History

In 2007, Credit Union Central of New Brunswick, Credit Union Central of Nova Scotia, and Credit Union Central of Prince Edward Island began discussing the benefits of joining together to create one new regional Central for member credit unions in Atlantic Canada. Combining the three organizations would mean that:

  • Products and services could be delivered more quickly
and efficiently
  • Credit unions would have access to more specialized expertise with an expanded employee complement
  • Operating costs would be reduced, and savings reinvested in new product and services to support credit union growth and competitiveness.

As a result, Atlantic Central was officially formed following the amalgamation on January 1, 2011.

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Executive Leadership Team

Headshot of Paul Masterson, President and CEO, a man with short hair wearing a navy blazer, dress shirt and blue tie

Paul Masterson

President and CEO

Headshot of Kim Walker, Chief Operating Officer, a woman with short dark hair wearing a lime green blazer

Kim Walker

Chief Operating Officer

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Chief Risk Officer, a woman with long brown hair and glasses wearing a burgundy blazer

Brenda Roberts-Harmon

VP General Counsel,
Chief Risk Officer

Headshot of Don Noyes, VP Finance and CFO, a man with a gray beard wearing a blue dress shirt

Don Noyes

VP Finance and CFO

A headshot of Paul Paruch, VP Digital and Payments, a man with dark hair wearing a black blazer and white shirt

Paul Paruch

VP Digital and Payments

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Andrew Morash

Assistant VP, Operations

Atlantic Central Board of Directors (2024–2025)

  • Sarah Millar, Chair (PE)
  • Lisa Loughery, Vice-Chair (NB)
  • Camille Maillet (NS)
  • Danielle Boudreau (NS)
  • Thomas (Tom) Vickers (NS)
  • Angela Franklin (NS)
  • Doug Dewling (NL)

  • Steve Blackwood (NL)
  • Bert Ronahan (PE)
  • Mary Oxner (NS)
  • Martin Gillis (NS)

  • Tammy Christopher (NB)

League Savings and Mortgage Board of Directors (2024–2025)

  • W. George Smith, Chair (NL)

  • Sally van de Wiel, Vice-Chair (At-large) (NS)
  • Steve Blackwood (AC Appointed) (NL)
  • Carol Ripley (NS)
  • Danielle Boudreau (AC Appointed) (NS)
  • Jim MacFarlane (AC Appointed) (NS)
  • Martin Gillis (AC Appointed) (NS)
  • Thomas (Tom) Vickers (AC Appointed) (NS)
  • Doug Dewling (AC Appointed) (NL)

  • William (Bill) Marr (NB)

  • Sherri Clark (PE)
  • Corina Farbacher (Independent) (SK)

Purpose, Vision, Culture

Our cooperative values drive our culture and how we do our business.

Purpose

We partner with credit unions and others to enable the Atlantic credit union system and the communities we serve to grow well.

Vision

A thriving Atlantic credit union system with growing membership and clear contribution to member and community success.

Culture

We are solution driven, collaborative and respectful.  Together as one team, we serve our customers and our communities through collaborative and timely solution delivery.

The Credit Union Difference

A credit union is more than a bank. While credit unions offer a full suite of financial products and services just like a bank, the credit union commitment goes beyond transactions.

It’s enriching the lives of members by providing financial services that meet their individual needs.

It’s building strong healthy communities.

It’s supporting local businesses.

It’s investing profits back into local communities, making an impact in the places we call home.

Credit union members are shareholders and have a say in how their credit union operates and credit unions are accountable to their members who live and work in the communities where they are located. Learn more about how credit unions make a meaningful difference for their members and communities.

Latest Annual Reports

Regulatory Disclosures

Atlantic Central is provincially regulated by the Nova Scotia Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation (NS CUDIC). As part of its regulatory requirements, Atlantic Central must make public disclosure of its residential mortgage portfolio. Please click the link below for quarterly details of the residential mortgage portfolio at Atlantic Central. 

Regulatory Disclosures