Tracey Kliesch is the Vice-chairperson of the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada. She is a Business Readiness Partner at Vancity – a large, open bond credit union based in Vancouver that serves members across the province of British Columbia. Her work focuses on change management through learning and process improvements to bring large, strategic and complex projects to life.
Tracey has a long history at Vancity but did take two years off to lead CCEC Credit Union as their General Manager and CEO. Tracey has worked internationally with credit unions to promote and strengthen the co-operative model and co-operative movement. She holds a Master’s degree in Co-operative and Credit Union Management from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.
Outside of work, Tracey teaches Co-operatives and Community Economic Development at BCIT and sits on the board of the Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada, the Credit Union Foundation of BC, Sea to Sky Community Services Society and the Squamish Montessori Society.
She is a co-founder of Canada DE, a credit union development education program that brings credit union professionals from around the world to Canada annually.