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Central 1 Appoints Kathy Parslow as Chief Corporate Services Officer  

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Vancouver, B.C., January 8, 2021 – Central 1 is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy Parslow as Chief Corporate Services Officer, effective January 25, 2021.  

Kathy’s appointment will support Central 1’s ability to achieve our strategic priorities. In this newly created role, she will take accountability for Operational Excellence and have multiple functional accountabilities including Human Resources, Information Technology, Corporate Secretary, Legal Government Affairs, and Facilities Management. She joins the Executive Leadership team at Central 1. 

Kathy’s experience and insight will support Central 1 in our ability to continue to adapt and navigate the current macroenvironment and the opportunities and changes within the credit union system and the financial services industry,” said Mark Blucher, Central 1 President and CEOOur people are the foundation of our organization, and we are pleased to have her bring her extensive experience in organizational transformation and people leadership to Central 1, in order to support the success of our team and our strategic initiatives. 

Kathy joins Central 1 from the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) where she held executive positions since 2012. Her executive experience includes Corporate Services, Claims Customer Service, Claims and Driver Licensing Operations and most recently Claims Services and Material Damage Services. These roles have included periods leading over 1000 employees, multi-billion dollar annual spends and significant process and performance improvement initiatives.  As a member of the ICBC Executive team, she also played a significant role in the transformation of the company. 

I look forward to working with the team at Central 1 as the organization continues to support members and clients during this unprecedented time,” said Kathy. “The credit union system and Central 1 is adapting to many disruptions within the industry and I am delighted to be joining at a very important time to support the organization deliver on its strategic priorities.” 

She holds an Executive Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, a Master of Arts in History (with full Fellowship) from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts, Honours History Co-Operative Education Programme and concentration in Canadian Studies Cum Laude at the University of Ottawa. 

About Central 1 

Central 1 is a preferred partner for financial, digital banking and payment products and services – fuelling the success of businesses across Canada. We leverage our scale, strength and expertise to power progress for more than 250 credit unions and other financial institutions, enhancing the financial well-being of more than 5 million customers from coast to coast. For more information, visit  


Ian Colvin 

Head of Communications 

Central 1