Richard Adam is Northern’s third President and CEO. Since joining Northern in 1996, Richard has served the credit union in various roles including Senior Internal Auditor, Chief Internal Auditor, Vice President Finance and Administration, and since 2010 as the Senior Vice President Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Northern Credit Union, Mr. Adam worked for chartered accounting firms in both Windsor and Sault Ste. Marie. Richard holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), is a Certified Public Accountant (Chartered Accountant), and holds a Certified Chief Executive designation from the Credit Union Executive Society.
With over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, from both the public accounting and credit union perspective, Richard’s wealth of knowledge has been instrumental to Northern’s growth. Richard has demonstrated superior skills in the areas of strategic leadership, operational execution and stakeholder relations, and is a proven leader with a keen understanding of Northern’s needs.
Richard has a proven commitment to members, staff and the community. In addition to serving on various community and credit union committees and initiatives, Richard has been a member of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) Enterprise Risk Management Committee and participated on the Central 1 Credit Union’s Act Review Committee.