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Kindred’s CEO stepping down

KITCHENER, SEPTEMBER 27, 2023 - Kindred Credit Union’s Board of Directors has announced that Ian Thomas is stepping down as CEO. He will conclude his work on October 31, after which Ian and his family will be returning to British Columbia. We wish Ian much success in his new position.

Ian has consistently anchored Kindred’s strategic decisions and operational activities in our purpose and values, helping Kindred to be well positioned for long-term financial sustainability. His care and appreciation for the Kindred team, members and communities have been evident both daily and through challenges as significant as the COVID-19 pandemic. During his almost five years of leadership, he has strengthened capabilities throughout the organization, reinforcing our firm foundations for Kindred to continue to grow its reach and impact.

Kindred Credit Union has a strong and experienced leadership team in place. We have every confidence in the abilities of each member of the Kindred staff to carry on with excellence the priorities of our strategic plan and objectives.

The Board is focused on beginning the process and work of selecting Kindred’s next CEO who will guide the organization in continuing to fulfill our purpose to connect values and faith with finances, inspiring peaceful, just, and prosperous communities.


About Kindred Credit Union

Kindred Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative based in southwestern Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for those who want to connect their values and faith with their finances. Kindred offers a complete range of banking, borrowing, and investing products and services through eight branches and online. Members benefit from access to over 43,000 surcharge-free ATMs through THE EXCHANGE® Network in Canada and the Allpoint Network in the US. To learn more about Kindred, visit

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Frank Chisholm
Director, Brand and Marketing
Kindred Credit Union
519.746.1010, Ext. 5211


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