Christine Bergeron

President and CEO

Christine Bergeron was appointed President and CEO of Vancity on January 18, 2021 and held the role of Interim President and CEO since July 1, 2020.

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Vancity, Canada's largest community credit union, Christine believes that banking plays a vital role in developing a healthy society—building the well-being of people and, at the same time, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the communities in which they live and work.

Before being appointed to this role, Christine served as Vancity’s Chief Member Services Officer, leading the Member Experience & Community Engagement divisions. In this role, Christine oversaw services to Vancity’s 543,000 members, including its branch network and retail, business, commercial and wealth management operations. She also led the credit union’s community impact and investment strategies.

Christine has worked at Vancity for over nine years during which she’s held several leadership roles including VP of Impact Investing, Wealth Management & Community Real Estate, and VP of Community Business Banking. Her achievements in fostering community impact, social justice and environmental sustainability have earned her accolades from Business in Vancouver magazine, which included her in its 2007 “Top 40 Under 40” list. In 2012, the Association of Women in Finance gave her the Rising Star award, and in 2017 Clean50 awards recognized her for her dedication to sustainability.

Prior to joining Vancity, much of Christine’s career involved working with entrepreneurs, financing innovative companies and building financial firms – all focused within the cleantech, sustainability and impact investing sectors. This included being a co-founder of Shoreline West Asset Management Inc. and being a founding team member at Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital. Christine was an Adjunct Professor and Lecturer at the Sauder School of Business and is a board member of Aviso Wealth.

Christine chairs the board of the Women’s Enterprise Centre and is on the Board of Governors for the BC Business Council. Christine lectures on finance and impact investing at various universities, in addition to other advisory roles at community organizations and social enterprises.

She is personally committed to issues related to women, impact financing, and community, with a particular focus on equality and empowerment.

Christine pursued post-secondary education at the University of Guelph and UBC, earning a B.A. in sociology and MBA in Strategic Management.