Martha Durdin

Director - Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA)


Martha Durdin is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Credit Union Association (CCUA), joining the World Council Board of Directors in 2016.

Durdin is an experienced executive with extensive experience in management, public affairs and advocacy. Most recently, she was the Managing Principal of a leading national strategic public affairs firm and spent thirteen years as an executive at a large Canadian bank.

Early in her career, Durdin worked on Parliament Hill as a Ministerial Chief of Staff and as a media relations officer in the Office of the Prime Minister.   An experienced director, Durdin has volunteered her time for a number of community organizations. She served three terms as Chair of the Ontario Arts Council and is currently Vice-Chair of the Royal Ontario Museum. She is also a Director of The Walrus Foundation, The Writers Trust of Canada and The Canadian Club of Toronto. She is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Durdin is fully bilingual and holds a BA (Hon) from Western University, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an ICD.D from the Institute of Corporate Directors.