Corporate Secretary and Senior Director, Member & Co-operative Relations
The Co-operators Group Limited
Director since: 2015
Carmel provides strategic and operational governance leadership to The Co-operators Group Ltd. Board of Directors and the Committees of the Board. In this role, she is accountable for the planning and execution of duties of the Office of the Corporate Secretary and leads the development and delivery of corporate policies, programs and processes to enhance Board/Director performance and effectiveness. She also oversees effective communication, engagement and relations with The Co-operators member organizations and co-operative affiliates. Carmel is a member of the Governance Professionals of Canada (GPC) Board of Directors where she serves as Chairperson of the Membership Committee and on the Finance Committee. Prior to joining the GPC board, Carmel served two terms as a Trustee on The Co-operators Retirement Plan; a defined contribution plan consistently ranked within the top 10 DC plans in Canada with over $1 billion in assets. The Co-operators Group Ltd. is a Canadian co-operative with more than $44 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products and is well known for its community involvement and commitment to sustainability.