Podcast 07: Credit Union Innovator Tom Webb

Welcome to episode 7 of Credit Union Innovators. My guest is Tom Webb. Tom is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and the Program Manager of the Master of Management—Co-operatives and Credit Unions program. He teaches field research including study visits to examples of excellent co-operative business practices.

He is a former Director of Extension at St. Francis Xavier University and prior to his university work he has 25 years experience as a co-operative manager, member of numerous co-operative and credit union boards of directors. He is a co-operative business consultant and has been an advisor to two cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister on regional development. His research interests cover a range of co-operative management issues and he has spoken widely, in several countries, on various aspects of co-operative business. He is currently involved in a major Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project exploring accounting in co-operatives.

I met Tom at the World Credit Union Conference in Calgary last year.

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Some links to get to know Tom even better


The Master of Management Co-operatives and Credit Unions website

Fast facts about Tom

  • Height? 5' 10.5"
  • Banks or Credit Unions? Credit Unions
  • Halifax weather? Not so good
  • Cooperative as a kid? Not with brother
  • Heavey metal or hi hop? Hip hop
  • Beef, chicken, seafood or vegetarian? Seafood
  • Strangest place travelled? Little village in the mountains of Spain
  • Favorite dipping sauce? Indonesian satay sauce

Looking for innovators

If you know a credit union innovator who I should interview, please e-mail me at tmcalpine at currencymarketing dot ca.

Production notes

+ Interview recorded with Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack and Skype
+ Intro recorded with a M-Audio Microtrack II mobile digital recorder
+ Edited in Audacity
+ Hosted on Evoca
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+ Music is A Song for Jake by Oregon Chad licensed through Creative Commons

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