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​Jennifer Finlay

Chief Governance Officer / Corporate Secretary

President and Chief Governance Officer, Jennifer Saunders-Finlay, began her 28-year banking career as a teller at the Melvin Avenue branch of Industrial Family Credit Union.

After the company rebranded as Prime Financial and Savings Credit Union, Jennifer served in progressively advancing roles in retail banking, credit, and information technology, eventually overseeing Prime’s banking system conversion.

In 2009, she was named interim Chief Executive Officer of Prime Financial. As interim CEO, Jennifer led the successful merger of Prime Financial with FirstOntario in 2010. Since joining FirstOntario, Jennifer’s inclusive approach to leadership has helped establish her reputation as being well-grounded and people-focused. 

Her roles have included leadership of the human resources and governance portfolios, and two terms as Corporate Secretary.