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Meridian Appoints Chief Risk Officer



Toronto, ON (January 08, 2021) – Meridian, Canada’s second largest credit union, and largest in Ontario, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Trivieri as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), effective January 1, 2021. John’s appointment follows Leo Gautreau’s retirement as Meridian’s CRO on December 31, 2020.

“John brings proven expertise to this position and a strong background in corporate finance and risk management, in addition to a strong leadership presence and commitment to our culture,” said Bill Maurin, President & CEO, Meridian. “Our current economic climate has added additional challenges to this complex role, but I know John and his team are up for the challenge.”

John joined the Risk Management team at Meridian in 2012 and has served as Vice President, Credit Management since 2014.

As Chief Risk Officer, John will lead the charge to continue the evolution of Meridian’s strong risk culture and risk management practice.  John will be accountable for the oversight of retail, commercial and special credit, privacy, compliance, anti-money laundering, enterprise risk management, fraud, corporate insurance and corporate security.

“This is pivotal time in the continued enhancement and development of our enterprise risk management framework, and I will continue to build on Meridian’s existing strong foundation of our award-winning risk culture and risk management practices,’ said John. “I am excited and privileged to accept this position and look forward to working with Meridian’s exceptional team members which are committed to developing and executing on industry best-in-class risk management practices and principles.”
About Meridian
With more than 75 years of banking history, Meridian is Ontario’s largest credit union and the second largest in Canada, helping to grow the lives of 370,000 Members and customers. Meridian has $26.6 billion in assets under management (as at September 30, 2020) and delivers a full range of financial services online, by phone, by mobile and through a network of 89 branches across Ontario, and business banking services in 15 locations. Meridian Members also have access to THE EXCHANGE® Network, with more than 3,600 no-fee ABMs across Canada and 500,000 ABMs in the United States. For more information, please visit: You can also follow us on Twitter @MeridianCU or like us on Facebook.


For more information call:
Teresa Pagnutti
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Meridian; 416-275-3816

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