Head of Governance & Legal

SaskCentral is owned by Saskatchewan credit unions to serve and represent their collective interests. We add value through the sound investment of credit union funds on deposit, as well as providing a wide range of products and services to maintain credit union leadership in the marketplace.

Term Position to December 31, 2023

We are seeking a seasoned, knowledgeable and conscientious senior leader to join us on our multi-year enterprise-wide transformational journey. We are evolving into an effective & focused Central, ensuring the success and financial viability of credit unions. As a member of SaskCentral’s transformational team, you will manage the governance framework and serve as Corporate Secretary. You will also oversee the organization’s legal affairs and ensure its best interests are represented in the development and execution of corporate agreements. If you are innovative and passionate about governance, corporate law, and building strong relationships with boards, committees and regulators this is the position for you.

The Job
Reporting to the CEO, your responsibilities will include governance, legal and compliance roles. You will lead SaskCentral’s governance reform, ensuring the governance model and structure align to the future state business model. You will serve as Corporate Secretary to SaskCentral’s Board and board committees, ensuring adherence to board meeting protocols and governance practices. Legal oversight will include analysis and direction on legal issues related to service agreements, organizational regulation, and trademark protection. You will be accountable for the following roles, either directly or through delegation; Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer (CAMLO), where you will oversee regulatory and legislative compliance, including anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing monitoring, and management of reporting and compliance filings with the appropriate authorities. Similarly, accountable for the role of Chief Privacy Officer (CPO), you will protect the privacy of individual information in SaskCentral’s corporate and intellectual privacy, and oversee the corporate records management program.

The Candidate
You have a recognized governance designation, corporate secretary experience, a law degree and experience in the financial services sector. You have a strong understanding of corporate governance, and can read and interpret legislation and regulatory guidelines, communicating these concepts to stakeholders clearly and in terms easily understood. You have strong project management skills and can be relied on to manage multiple projects within tight timelines with a high degree of accountability. You’re a problem solver and can suggest innovative and creative solutions that are not readily apparent. You value building and maintaining positive relationships, and can negotiate specific outcomes and influence decision making. As a senior leader, you will contribute to the strategic vision and business plan, and provide leadership and mentorship to others in the organization.

Please include in your cover letter examples of how you meet the qualifications for this position. Interested applicants should submit a resume in confidence by September 24 to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=c969f061-bc4e-4b85-b834-94548224b1d7&ccId=9200032728726_2&jobId=368154&source=CC2&lang=en_CA

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that SaskCentral will be using virtual and in-person methods to connect with candidates and conduct interviews during the recruitment process. 

Our employees tell us SaskCentral is a great place to work. It’s more than the competitive salaries and excellent benefits we offer. We believe you can have a challenging, rewarding career and work life balance, too. We value and support workplace diversity.

Back to Top