The Co-operators has announced that one of its top executives is retiring within the year.
Current executive vice-president of finance and chief financial officer Bruce West’s retirement comes into effect June 01, 2018.
West joined The Co-operators in 2007 as CFO. Over his 11-year career with the company, he has made a number of contributions to the group.
He received the prestigious Fellow designation by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario and is also a founding member of the Canadian chapter of Accounting 4 Sustainability’s CFO Leadership Network and a member of the Financial Executives International Canada (FEI Canada). West sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and is an Honouree of the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo.
“Under Bruce’s guidance, we recognized substantial increases in the sophistication and efficiency in areas such as enterprise risk, portfolio and capital management, as well as staff development and succession planning,” said The Co-operators president and CEO Rob Wesseling. “I’m confident we’ll continue to reap the benefits of his leadership for years to come. We thank Bruce for the impactful and enduring contributions he has made to our industry, our organization and its people.”
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