President/Chair of the Board
May 24, 2016
Brad Schultz is President/Chair of the Board of Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). He was first elected to the FCL Board in 2014. In 2018, he was elected to his current role. He also represents the 18 retail co-operatives in FCL’s district 9, which covers east-central Saskatchewan.
As President/Chair of the Board, Brad is primarily responsible for the functioning of the democratic decision-making structure that guides the activities and affairs of FCL. He provides strategic leadership to the Board and guidance towards achieving excellence in co-operative governance. He also provides the key link between the Board and the Senior Leadership Team and represents FCL in its relationships with other co-operatives.
Brad acts as Chair of the Board’s Governance Committee, is a member of the Credentials, and Code of Conduct and Ethics Committees, and serves as ex-officio on all other Board Committees. He is also the Board’s representative to Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, The Co-operators, Central 1 and the Alberta Community and Co-operative Association.
Brad was a member of the Prairie Co-op Board of Directors from 1995 until 2015, serving five of those years as President.
Brad spent more than 29 years working in the credit union system and retired in 2015 from the position of Manager of Retail for Churchbridge Credit Union. Over the years, he has taken a variety of financial, management and leadership seminars. Since 2008 he has been enrolled at the Canadian Securities Institute, completing training courses on Project Management, Principals of Effective Leadership, Development Emotional Intelligence, along with numerous personal development and governance courses. In 2011 and 2012, he mentored SACCO’s in Malawi and Uganda through the CCA Volunteer Program. Brad looks forward to the opportunity to volunteer in the future with projects similar to these.
Brad’s personal interests include a variety of sports, fishing, camping, travelling and hobby farming with purebred Angus cattle.
Brad has three children who he has spent many years coaching in activities.