BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Annually, the members who attend the annual general meeting elect the Board of Directors who will then be in charge of the affairs of the Credit Union during the year. They are elected for three-year staggered terms, so that at all times a majority of the Board have had one or more years of experience.
Chair of the Board - Rod Fraser
Rod Fraser has been a member of The Police Credit Union for over 33 years and has been involved in various positions, from a Liaison Officer, Education Committee member and Liaison Advisory Committee member. Rod has retired from the York Regional Police Service after 35.5 years of dedicated service to the community. He retired holding the rank of Staff Sergeant assigned to the Duty Inspectors Office.
Since becoming a Board Member in 2013, he has used his influence as director to generate new memberships and has worked closely with all TPCU members and staff. He has worked diligently alongside other Board Members to generate new ideas and business strategies.
Vice Chair - Gary Leitch
Gary Leitch has been a member of the Police Credit Union since 1965. He retired from the Metropolitan Toronto Police Service in 1996 after the completion of 31 years with the rank of Staff Inspector. In 2002 he became a member of the Sub-Audit Group and served in that capacity until September 2008 when he became a member of the Board. He was a member of the Audit Committee and chaired the Policy Committee and the Board of Directors.
Secretary - Bob Spafford
Bob Spafford has been a Credit Union member for over 40 years and was elected to the Board in 2003. Bob spent over 32 years as a civilian employee of Metro Toronto Police, working in the Records Bureau and Data Processing Unit. At our Credit Union, Bob is an active member of the Board and has served on the Audit, Policy and Social Committees, as well as being Vice Chair of the Board. Although retired, he remains a passionate member of the Board and also spends time volunteering in the community.
Director - Stan Colley
Stan Colley has been a member of the Police Credit Union since 1985. Prior to joining the Board in 2011, Stan served as a liaison officer and was a member of the York Branch advisory committee.
Stan began his career with the York Regional Police in 1984 and retired at the rank of Superintendent in January of 2017. Stan had the privilege to gain extensive experience in budgeting, strategic planning, recruiting, training and education during his career. These experiences have certainly assisted him during his tenure on the Board.
Stan has an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. He has furthered his education at the University of Western Ontario, Dalhousie University, Seneca College and the Police Executive Centre of the Canadian Police College. Stan attends the Ontario and National Police memorial services each year and supports charities within his community.
Director - George Tucker
George Tucker has 30 years of policing service. After 24 years as a Police Constable in 52 Division, he was elected to the Board of the Toronto Police Association and was a Director for six years. George has been a member of the Executive Board of the Police Association of Ontario. George was elected to the Police Credit Union’s Board of Directors in 2000 and is a Board member of Youth Assisting Youth, a charitable organization for youth mentoring.
Director - Geri James
Geri James has been a member of the Police Credit Union since 1985. She brings to the Board extensive financial knowledge and skills spanning her 30+ year career in areas such as finance, investments, pensions, retirement, governance and regulatory issues.
In 2019, Geri earned the Accredited Canadian Credit Union Director (ACCUD) accreditation, awarded by the Credit Union Institute and Dalhousie University. Geri earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto (Commerce and Economics), is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and has completed the Canadian securities course.
Geri is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Policy Committee and Enterprise Risk Management Committee.
Geri James was elected to the Board April 18, 2016.
Director- Mike Sharp
Mike Sharp served as a police officer with Peel Regional Police for 31 years. His interest in advocacy lead to his involvement with the Police Association, first as a member of the Board of Directors elected by the membership, then as a full time staff member of the Association, selected by the Board. For 20 years he worked to protect the interests of and advocate for the members of the Association both individually and collectively. Mike retired from policing in 2019.
Through his Association work, he became involved with the TPCU, working with the local Peel branch in managing the Association's financial reserves. He took an increasing interest in the activities of the TPCU and was appointed by the Peel Association’s Board to the local Advisory Committee as the Association representative in 2015, and joined the TPCU Board in late 2016. He has served on the Policy Committee, Enterprise Risk Management Committee and Audit Committee while a member of the Board.