Emma Hider joins Central 1 as Chief Financial Officer

VANCOUVER, BC (February 2, 2023) — On Monday, February 6, Emma Hider will join Central 1 Credit Union as incoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and will transition into the full role as CFO on March 15, 2023.

Emma joins Central 1 from HSBC Hong Kong where as a managing director she had the responsibility for strategic planning and stress testing for the Asia Region. Emma has extensive financial services and international experience having held the CFO position for HSBC in Australia, New Zealand and the Channel Islands & Isle of Man as well as strategic financial planning and analysis roles in the UK and Canada.

Prior to working with HSBC, Emma also held senior manager roles with Raymond James Ltd., Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Citigroup. She holds a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Southampton, UK and is a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

“We’re excited for what Emma will bring to the CFO position and our organization from her expansive experience and proven success in global financial organizations,” said Sheila Vokey, Central 1 President & CEO. “In addition to her wealth of experience and knowledge, it was clear throughout our selection process that Emma has the passion and attitudes that will serve Central 1 very well — both as a key leader for our organization as well as a member of the larger Central 1 team.”

While Central 1 searched for a new Chief Financial Officer, Brian Li continued as Acting CFO. Brian will remain as Acting CFO through the completion of Central 1’s 2022 fiscal year-end reporting.

“I’m deeply grateful for Brian’s steady leadership as Acting CFO. Brian’s dedication to supporting Central 1 through the transition has allowed us to maintain a high degree of stability,” continued Sheila.

Emma joins Central 1’s executive leadership team comprised of Sheila Vokey, President & CEO; Brent Clode, Chief Investment Officer; Erick Wong, Chief Product Officer; Dave Thomas, Chief Technology Officer; Julie Breuer, Interim Chief Client Experience Officer;  Kathy Parslow, Chief People & Corporate Services Officer; and Elaine Lajeunesse, Interim Chief Risk Officer.

About Central 1 Credit Union

Central 1 cooperatively empowers credit unions and other financial institutions who deliver banking choice to Canadians. With assets of $10.9 billion as of September 30, 2023, Central 1 provides critical services at scale to enable a thriving credit union system. We do this by collaborating with our clients, developing strategies, products, and services to support the financial well-being of their more than five million diverse customers in communities across Canada. For more information, visit


Yuan Li, Senior Communications Specialist
Central 1

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