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Meridian appoints Chief Financial Officer


Toronto (April 30, 2018) – Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, and the third largest in Canada, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tara Daniel as Chief Financial Officer. 
“Tara’s expertise in finance and her leadership experience are proven assets for Meridian,” said Bill Maurin, President and CEO of Meridian.  “Her commitment to achieving optimal business results, coupled with her positive collaborative and empowering leadership style will provide valuable guidance and insight as Meridian continues upward on its growth trajectory. She’s a great example of the exceptional caliber of Meridian’s talent pool.”
Tara started with Meridian in 2003 in the role of Assistant Controller and has held a number of progressive dynamic and challenging leadership roles across the broad spectrum of the Finance team. Since 2016, Tara has served as Vice President of Treasury for Meridian, leading a team responsible for interest rate risk management, derivative portfolio management, liquidity risk management, funding, investment portfolio management, foreign exchange risk management, capital planning, and Treasury operations. In 2017, Tara concurrently assumed the Chief Financial Officer role of Meridian’s digital bank with a focus on shepherding the application process with the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
Previous to Meridian Credit Union, Tara held positions with St. Catharines Hydro and KPMG LLP.
“Working for an organization that has the best interests of its Members at heart is motivating and inspiring,” said Tara. “This is an exciting time of growth and transformational change for Meridian and I am thrilled that I can be part of shaping its future with its continued commitment to make a difference in the lives of people and communities.”
About Meridian:
With over 70 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union and the third largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of its more than 300,000 Members. Meridian has $18.7 billion in assets under management and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 90 branches across Ontario, and commercial banking services in 11 locations. Meridian Members also have access to THE EXCHANGE® Network, with more than 3,550 no-fee ABMs across Canada and 500,000 ABMs in the United States. For more information, please visit:


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