Karen Miner

Karen's career has focused on governance, strategy, business management, and sustainability within co-operatives, non-profits, profit-oriented organizations, and government. She has degrees in business and planning and is a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Director (ICD.D) through the Institute of Corporate Directors.

For the past five years, Ms. Miner has been the Managing Director of Co-operative Management Education in the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Nova Scotia). Her focus is on building global relationships and partnerships with co-operative and credit union professionals. As a result, Karen's knowledge of and scope of involvement in the co-operative movement continues to evolve. Her work has given her the opportunity to teach about co-operative innovation, lead an International Symposium on Governance (2013), co-write an International State of Co-operative Business Education report (2014), co-edit a global governance report for the International Co-operative Alliance (2015), and be part of the UN Expert Group Meeting on the role of co-operatives in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (2016).

In addition, Karen has a history of being engaged in the national co-operative movement. For example, she joined the Board of Mountain Equipment Co-op (2006 to 2012), served on the Board of the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) from 2010 to 2013, and has been elected to the Board of Credit Union Atlantic since 2013.