New board members add further diversity to Habitat for Humanity Canada National Board of Directors


TORONTO, May 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Habitat for Humanity Canada held its annual general meeting virtually on May 14, with local Habitat for Humanity organizations from across Canada electing five board members to Habitat Canada's National Board of Directors.

Joining Habitat Canada's National Board of Directors are new members Imran Thaver, Marie Claire Uwanyirigira and Paul Mason while Susan Green and Brad Peters have been re-elected for additional terms. Continuing national board members are Raelene Lee, John Newman, Rubina Havlin, David Hooper, Jacqueline Kost, Corinna Mitchell-Beaudin, Alfred Nikolai, Brad Peters, David Sauve, and Riccardo Trecroce. Past Chair Greg Stewart will remain on the board ex officio.

“It is my pleasure to welcome the new and returning members to our National Board of Directors,” said Julia Deans, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada. “Continuing to diversify our board is a priority for our organization. By better reflecting the families and communities we serve in the makeup of Habitat boards, we will increase our understanding of how to best serve Habitat families. Our board's experience and skills will ensure that Habitat Canada is well-positioned to provide people living with low income in Canada and around the world with safe and affordable places to call home.”

Newly-elected National Board members include:

Imran Thaver, who brings over 16 years' experience in the financial industry in Alberta and is currently Vice President, Prairie Region with Sagen (formally Genworth Canada).

Imran has an astute understanding of the mortgage default risk market, instituting affordable housing projects, equity land landing and securitization. Prior to Sagen, Imran spent several years with HSBC Bank Canada in its Business Development, Commercial Mid-Market and Premier Services Lending departments. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Psychology and Economics from the University of …

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