Westminster Savings Chief Financial Officer wins top CFO award

Surrey, B.C. – April 13, 2018 – Westminster Savings’ Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Mary Falconer, has been announced as one of BC’s Top CFOs in Business in Vancouver’s 2018 BC CFO Awards.

In addition to overseeing all financial and fiscal management aspects of company operations in her role as CFO, Mary is responsible for governance, information technology, premises, procurement and contract administration.

“Mary has played a key role in helping to drive the strategic direction, long-term sustainable growth and exceptional customer experience of Westminster Savings and its subsidiaries since joining the organization in April 2013,” said Westminster Savings’ President and CEO Gavin Toy. “Her technical expertise and drive are second to none. She brings a passion for excellence and professionalism in everything she touches. In addition, Mary has taken on increasing levels of leadership responsibility within the credit union industry, working proactively on behalf of the entire sector on regulatory issues, government relations and pervasive broad system-wide issues. As a result, she is frequently sought out for her opinion and expertise by colleagues at other credit unions.” 

Business in Vancouver and the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC partner each year to recognize and celebrate the top CFOs in British Columbia. Winning CFOs are chosen based on their performance relating to corporate growth through strategic decision making, as well as overall performance and execution, sound business principals and reporting. Past winners of the BC CFO Awards provide examples of the outstanding talent and expertise that exists within companies from across British Columbia.

2018 BC CFO AWARD WINNERS:

Publicly Accountable Category:
Mary Falconer, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, Westminster Savings Credit Union

Large Private Company Category:
Judy Leung, Chief Financial Officer, Westbank Corp.

Small Public Company Category:
John Hanna, Chief Financial Officer, Vecima Networks inc. 
 
Small Private Company Category:
Pamela Lee, Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Lube Canada
 
Non-Profit Company Category:
Tony Brooks, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Genome British Columbia

Transformation Agent Category:
Cathy Imrie, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President Business, Vancouver Aquarium

Lifetime Achievement Award:
John Crawford, Interim President and Chief Executive Officer (formerly Chief Financial Officer), Pacific Blue Cross

*No winners were awarded in the Large Public Company category this year. 

Winners will be profiled in the May 8 issue of Business in Vancouver and honoured at the 2018 BC CFO Awards taking place June 7 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. For more information about the BC CFO Awards, visit biv.com/bc-cfo-awards

About Westminster Savings Credit Union

At more than $4.0 billion in assets under management, more than 67,000 customers and 400 employees, Westminster Savings is among 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. As a designated Caring Company, the credit union contributes a percentage of pre-tax profit to charities and nonprofits annually, helping to set the standard for corporate community investment in Canada.

For more information, visit wscu.com.

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For more information, please contact:

Cathryn Tucker

Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications

604-519-4210

ctucker@wscu.com