John Benson

John Benson
District 1 - Regina
Regina, SK

Chief Financial Officer
Keystone Royalty Corp.

Why you should vote for me: 

I believe I bring a complimentary skill set to the existing board, as well as, I think having continuity at the board level is important in any organization. 

The last three years have been an amazing experience, and I want to continue to be part of the leadership group that guides Conexus into the future.  

Key strategic opportunities for Conexus Credit Union in the next two to five years:

Conexus needs to continue to “do banking differently” by maintaining its member first approach. It needs to remain agile, so it can incorporate/adapt to new emerging technology, continue to build on community advancing initiatives such as the Cultivator/Venture Capital Fund and be willing to take measured risks.

Key risks facing Conexus Credit Union in the next two to five years:

Digital disruption (open banking or crypto currency, for example), increased competition (Big 5 plus fintechs) and employee attraction/retention.

Education and professional designations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship), University of Victoria
  • ICD designation – Directors Education Program, University of Toronto
  • Charter holder, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators

Board and community involvement:

  • Keystone Royalty Corp, executive officer
  • Conexus Credit Union, director and chair Audit & Conduct Review Committee
  • Westminster United Church, treasurer