Westminster Savings Credit Union appoints new Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer

New Westminster, B.C. – March 16, 2015 – Westminster Savings is very pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Oyhenart as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Strategy Officer.

"As part of the Executive Leadership Team, Greg will play a key role in developing the organization's strategic direction and growing the business," says Gavin Toy, President and CEO. "His track record as a collaborative innovator and people-oriented leader with more than 20 years of diverse industry and business experience will be invaluable to our credit union."

Greg's responsibilities include leading the development of our corporate strategy and annual operating plans, identifying potential strategic partnerships and new lines of business, overseeing our leasing operations and administration, and working with our business leaders to oversee an organization wide focus on business process innovation.

Prior to joining us, Greg held senior level positions at BCAA and TELUS. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Member Experience Officer at BCAA. Before joining BCAA in 2009, he was a Director at TELUS Ventures with responsibility for identifying and sourcing investments aligned to TELUS’ technology and business unit strategies.

Greg has an MBA from Queens University, an MA in Urban Planning from the University of British Columbia and a BA in History from Simon Fraser University. Greg has been an active member of his community through coaching youth soccer and baseball, and as a board trustee of the Stratford Hall Foundation. Greg assumes his new role at Westminster Savings effective today.

About Westminster Savings Credit Union

At more than $3.2 billion in assets under management, over 430 employees, and 55,000 members, Westminster Savings is amongst the largest credit unions in Canada. Known for its customer and community focus, people oriented culture, and sound financial and operating practices, Westminster Savings provides a full range of retail, commercial, leasing and wealth management solutions to meet its customers' evolving needs. In 2014, Westminster Savings was named as one of the Best 50 Employers in Canada for the third consecutive year in a study by a global human resources consulting firm, Aon Hewitt.

For more information, please contact:

Cathryn Tucker
604-519-4210
ctucker@wscu.com

 

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