Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer
Stephen Fitzpatrick joined SaskCentral on September 15, 2021.
In his position, Stephen is a critical part of the Executive management team, focused on SaskCentral’s financial strength and enterprise risk management framework. He also has executive oversight of the Treasury Solutions, and Financial Management & Reporting areas of SaskCentral.
Stephen came to SaskCentral with extensive experience and knowledge as a Chief Financial Officer within the financial services industry and the credit union sector. This includes his tenure as CFO at Capital Planning Solutions Inc., CFO & VP Corporate Services at the Canadian Credit Union Association (formerly CUCC), and, mostly recently, as CFO at publicly held Currency Exchange International, Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary Exchange Bank of Canada.
Stephen also has extensive experience working with regulators and boards, including as Director at Interac Association/ACDsee’s Corporation, and Vice Chair at Concentra Bank. He has served on various board committees, including audit & conduct, HR, compensation & structuring. And he recently completed a three-year term on the Payments Canada Member Advisory Committee.
Stephen holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and has attained both his Chartered Professional Accountant (CGA) designation and his ICD.D designation.
Stephen’s financial leadership and experience in strategy design and execution are instrumental as SaskCentral focuses on meeting Saskatchewan credit union’s liquidity management needs and providing access to a modernized payments, clearing & settlement ecosystem.