We help our clients to be A+ students. To feel proud of their credit union. To make informed, confident and courageous decisions. We provide tools, insight and encouragement. Building a better tomorrow. Stronger together.


Clean West Capital is led by its Principal. Incrementally, it has access to a number of experienced professionals that bring technical expertise, executive skills and credit union industry experience to optimally serve clients needs.


ROSS MCDONALD, PRINCIPAL

Ross McDonald is an impactful, well-rounded financial services executive, management consultant and interim resource with a track record of delivering positive results. Expertise in strategic planning, decision support, change management, executive coaching, board advisory, event facilitation, mergers, finance, risk, regulation and governance. Financial services experience includes credit unions, corporate & investment banking, wholesale banking, wealth management, financial regulation, derivatives trading and external audit.

Ross’s leadership style embraces excellence appetite, active curiosity and continuous learning to empower teams and to drive successful outcomes. Ross has coaching qualifications in multiple sports and brings that mindset, and those skills, to management. Ross is accustomed to working with boards, executives, employees and stakeholders and has significant experience working in challenging and/or complex situations.

An advocate of credit union principles, Ross has been a member of financial cooperatives in Canada and UK for multiple decades. To reinforce purposeful intent, stronger together is woven into the culture of Clean West Capital. As a visual thinker then Ross may often be found wielding coloured pens in efforts to brainstorm ideas, to draw pictures and to invite collaborative engagement.

In a personal capacity, Ross volunteers significant time to community activities with a focus on corporate governance, technology innovation, trade & investment and sports excellence. Ross has held the roles of Board Chair, Board Director, Committee Chair and volunteer in multiple non-profit organizations.



Clients

Credit union industry
Federal & provincial government agencies
Technology innovator firms

QUALIFICATIONS

Executive MBA - London Business School
CA - Institute Chartered Accountants of Scotland
Bachelor of Accountancy & Finance - University of Glasgow


PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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SVP Corporate STRATEGY

Global Markets - Europe, Middle East & Africa

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VP TRADE SUPPORT

Fixed Income Derivatives Trading - Europe

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VP STRATEGY

Private Client Services - Europe

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SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Corporate Finance - BC

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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

Capital Markets Group - Europe


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