Leadership Team

Executive Team

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Marie Mullally

President & CEO

Marie is the President and CEO of CUA, one of Atlantic Canada’s largest community banking institutions, a position she has held since 2011. She is also the current Chair of the Board of Nova Scotia Business Inc. and a Director on the Board of Nova Leap Health Corp. 

For more than three decades, Marie’s commitment to public service, community investment and business leadership has been felt at a local, regional and national level. Prior to her current role, Marie spent ten years as President and CEO of the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation (NSGC), a Provincial Crown corporation. Under her leadership, the NSGC was recognized as a global leader for innovative responsible gambling programs. She has also held leadership roles with various Government of Nova Scotia departments.

In addition to being an active volunteer, university lecturer, wellness instructor, mentor and business advisor, Marie contributes to countless private, not-for-profit and public sector boards, and is a sought-after expert on the topic of corporate governance practices.

Recognized as one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada, Marie holds the ICD.D designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors along with Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from Dalhousie University. Marie has also been awarded the Fellow Chartered Accountants designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia and was named Chartered Accountant of the Year in 2008.

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Scott Durling

Vice President, Member Services

Scott brought his 15 plus years of experience in the financial services industry to the CUA team in 2012.

As Vice President, Member Services, Scott provides leadership to all eight branches, the CUA Commercial Centre, Customer Contact Centre, and CUA Wealth Management Services. Scott’s demonstrated record of effective coaching and strong communication skills lend him to motivate, inspire and engage CUA’s staff team. 

Scott enjoys mountain biking, coaching his son’s Bedford basketball team and golfing.

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Member Services Delivery Team

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Director, Commercial Services

Shaun was born and raised in Glace Bay, Cape Breton. With over twenty years' experience in commercial banking, Shaun specializes in franchise banking, international trade, aboriginal banking, knowledge-based industries and real estate financing. He joined the CUA team in 2012.

In his spare time, Shaun gives back to the community through his volunteer with as Treasurer for the Hammonds Plains Community Centre and as President of the Bay Treasure Chest Association.

Shaun lives in Hammonds Plains with his wife, two sons, and Miniature Labradoodle.

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Mike Caron

Branch Manager, Annex Branch

With over 30 years’ experience in the financial industry, Mike brings a passion to helping CUA members achieve their financial goals. Mike promotes a team concept to helping members achieve these goals by leveraging the great team he has at the Annex branch.

Mike is an avid skier and a Canadian Ski Patrol member, and volunteers his time at the local Nova Scotia Ski mountains of Martock and Wentworth in the winter months. He also volunteers with Junior Achievement, Urban Developers Institute in HRM and Ronald McDonald house.

Mike loves to travel, and he and his wife Margo take advantage of this opportunity as often as possible.

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Myra Lucia

Branch Manager, Civic Branch

With years of experience working in roles from financial planning to managing client care and branch locations throughout Nova Scotia, and coming from a family of bankers, Myra is no stranger to the financial industry.

Myra is passionate about supporting the community and helping others. As the Branch Manager at the Lady Hammond location, she strives to help members and the CUA team find opportunities to reach their goals. Myra is also on the board of the Canadian Rights and Freedom Centre and Inspiring Hope, an organization that supports individuals with cancer.

If she isn’t at work, you can find Myra walking her dog Oakley or spending time with her daughters. Myra also enjoys cooking and practicing yoga.

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Johanna Nesbitt

Branch Manager, South Park and Wyse Road Branches

Johanna is an experienced leader with the ability to drive change and build support.

She is dedicated to providing customized service that meets the unique needs of each CUA member. She is the Branch Manager for both the South Park and Wyse Road locations.

Holding community development close to her heart, Johanna is on the board of the Spryfield Business Commission and a Member of the Rotary Club Northwest in Halifax.

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Matthew Cristoferi

Branch Manager, Spryfield Branch

Matthew lives by the mantra “Be curious, not judgmental,” both in his personal life and at work. As a Spryfield resident with more than six years in the financial industry, he takes pride in living, working, and volunteering in the community he calls home. He loves being able to work with members to better their financial position through making small-scale differences that have a major impact.

Originally from Boston, Matthew has lived in Canada, and Spryfield specifically, since 2015.  He is active in the community volunteering with the Halifax Northwest Rotary Club, serving on the board of directors for the Spryfield Business Commission and previously serving as a volunteer GED instructor at the Captain William Spry Public Library.

When not at work, Matthew enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, participating in book club discussions, and playing board games or disc golf.

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Derya Turhan Kucukay

Branch Manager, Tantallon Branch

With over 22 years of experience in banking, Derya brings to the CUA Team an accomplished career, demonstrated leadership abilities and expertise in wealth management and accounting.

As the Branch Manager for the Tantallon location, she is passionate about working directly with members to develop a tailored approach for their individual banking needs and ensuring they have peace of mind about their financial wellbeing.

Born and raised in Turkey, Derya has lived in Nova Scotia with her husband and son since 2015.

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Brenna Warner

Branch Manager, Cole Harbour

Brenna is a skilled leader with over twenty years of experience in the financial industry and a keen drive to improve the lives of CUA members and her team. With fifteen years of management experience, Brenna is passionate about creating the best possible experience for everyone at her branch.

Originally from Cape Breton, Brenna has lived in Halifax for the better part of twenty-two years. She is a regular volunteer for Rotary International and is committed to supporting the local economy.

When not at the Cole Harbour branch, Brenna can be found volunteering, exploring Nova Scotia’s beaches, and experimenting with new culinary creations in her kitchen.

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