Please note: Voting for Board Members will take place at the Annual General  Meeting on April 12. Registration to attend the AGM is open until March 25, 2023. Register here to attend

Nisha Thayan

I am currently an active Real Estate Agent at Re/max Realtron. Throughout my years as a Real Estate Agent, I have successfully claimed top 3% in the York Region and also collaborated to formulate and direct the Next Key Real Estate Team.

After graduating from University of Toronto, I worked for many years negotiating and settling disputed auto and accident benefit claims at State Farm, now known as Desjardins. I bring extensive experience and skills in negotiating, problem solving and facilitating a neutral ground. I am solution-oriented and able to tackle challenges with ease. I feel it's important to provide services to clients with family in mind. Hence, transparency and honesty are my strongest attributes. This background has helped me align the best deals for my clients and build strong bonds. These relational skills will be highly transferable to my oversight as a board member.

I enjoy spending free time with my family. I also love fashion, interior decorating and regular exercise for a healthy mind and body. I give back to the community through my ongoing support for Sick Kids.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Bonnie Downing

I have been a member of Equity Credit Union for over 25 years and a Director on the Board for three terms. I am retired and my passions are travelling, hanging out in nature and spending precious time with the children in my life.

Having previously served on the Condo Board where I live, as well as the Board of Next Generation Energy Alternative (NGEA), I was well aware of the time and commitment required on a board when I initially ran. I still believe I have more to give.

It would be an honour to continue to serve members and work with the board and staff to keep Equity Credit Union on its successful path forward.

Thank you

Adil Qureshi

Hello Members, I have been a loyal member of Equity Credit Union for over 18 years and a member of the Executive Board almost as long. I have held various Executive committee positions including Board Chair, Vice Chair, Corporate Secretary, as well served on Marketing, Nominating, Finance, HR and AGM committees.

I am an I.T. Professional by trade with a degree in Business Administration (Finance) and currently make a living as a Consulting Sr. Project Manager for medium to large size Information Technology projects. I am a married father of two young adult boys.

I firmly believe in the greatness of Ontario Credit Unions and am a fierce proponent of the value Credit Unions provide to their members in stark contrast to the banks. Our staff provides personalized service, willingness and flexibility to work with ever-changing conditions our members face. All of my immediate family is a member of Equity and all of my key personal accounts (Checking, Mortgage, RRSP) are with Equity as well.

It has been my absolute honour and privilege to work alongside other like-minded, passionate and dedicated board members and I ask you for your support in continuing to do so. I promise to continue serving you to the best of my abilities and dedication for betterment of the Credit Union, while looking out for the best interest of our fellow Members.

I offer both cultural and professional diversity and have also completed training and various courses on Credit Union Operations, Risk Management Oversight, Governance and Ethics. These, combined with over a decade of Board Member experience, give me the confidence in asking for your vote.

Thank you