Meet Our CUA Team

Executive Team

Marie Mullally
President & CEO

Marie joined CUA as President and CEO in January 2011. As an alumnus of Dalhousie University, Marie holds both a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Administration degree, and was ranked first in her class. In 2006, she was honoured with a Fellow Chartered Accountants designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia, and in 2008 she was named Chartered Accountant of the Year. Marie has also been recognized as one of the top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada and holds the Certified Director’s designation from the Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). 

In addition to her work, Marie is an active volunteer in her community. She has served on a number of not-for-profit and public-sector boards, including the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, the Maritime Provinces Higher Education, and the Responsible Gambling Council of Canada. Marie currently serves as Chair of the Council of Chairs of the Canadian Airports Council, Vice Chair of Nova Scotia Business Inc., and is also a Director of FICANEX, the second largest ATM exchange network in Canada.

Marie has been a certified fitness instructor since 1989 and she lives in Halifax with her husband and two children.

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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 of Member Services, Scott provides leadership to all seven retail 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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Kathy MacLeod
Vice President, Finance

Kathy joined the CUA team in 2017 and brings over 30 years of experience in the accounting field with her, as well as 16 years in the financial industry. Kathy spent 15 years working with Blue Cross (formerly Maritime Medical) and 16 years with IFS. Making the move to CUA was an exciting change.

Kathy has been an active member in her community over the years, being involved with school committees, hockey clubs and more. She now focuses most of her free time on her family, but has not been able to escape Sports Central.

In both her professional and personal life, Kathy is known as the Gatekeeper of Funds.

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Member Services Delivery Team

Shaun MacIntyre
Director, Commercial Services

Born and raised in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Shaun has a career in commercial banking that spans nearly 20 years. Specializing in franchise banking, international trade, aboriginal banking, knowledge-based industries and real estate financing, Shaun joined the CUA team in 2012.

In his spare time, Shaun gives back to the community through his volunteer work as treasurer for the Hammonds Plains Community Centre and a director Hammonds Plains Area Business Association.

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

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Tasha Neal
Branch Manager, Cole Harbour Branch

Tasha began her career with CUA in 2002 as a part time Financial Services Representative in the community in which she grew up in – Eastern Passage.  Since that time Tasha has worked in several of our locations providing tailored solutions to our members.

Tasha has a strong passion for promoting financial literacy and volunteering in the communities she presently serves.  She especially takes pride in getting to know each of our members and having the ability to offer customized banking.  Tasha ensures her team does their best to get to know what each of our members really need – whether it be a new home, the right bank account or a savings plan.

When not with her CUA family; Tasha volunteers her time as a Beaver leader and is an active member of the School Advisory Committee for Ross Road Elementary / Junior High school.  When a little bit of downtime can be found; Tasha loves to spend her time cooking, fishing and playing with her two young children.

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Michelle Redquest
Branch Manager, Wyse Road Branch and Pleasant Street Branch

Michelle celebrates over 20 years of employment in the credit union system, and throughout her career she has worked in almost every possible position – from front line, to accounting, to her current management role.

Michelle is passionate about finding solutions for members, and believes there’s no better feeling than helping a member buy their first house, purchase their first car, or create a household budget that gives them clear direction to achieve their financial goals.

In her downtime, you’ll usually find Michelle cooking, entertaining, spending time on her boat, and traveling as much as possible.

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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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Karen Corney
Branch Manager, Civic

Karen joined the CUA team in the fall of 2016 and employs an approachable, lead-by-example style to motivate her team. She comes to CUA with a career based in banking and people management, recruitment and branch management. She has acquired several certificates over the years that help her continue to grow and learn as a manager.

She loves working within an organization that focuses on helping local families and businesses grow, thrive and achieve their goals.

When she isn’t with her CUA family, you can find Karen watching action movie marathons, cheering on the Boston Bruins, travelling and spending time with her husband and pug puppy, Jaxson.

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