Westminster Savings' president and CEO Gavin Toy recently announced the appointment of Mary Falconer as senior vice-president and chief financial officer.
"Mary is a dynamic individual with exceptional leadership, problem-solving and team skills. She will bring additional depth and strength to our executive leadership team as we continue to position our organization for long-term sustainable growth and success," Toy said in a media release. "As senior vice-president and CFO, Mary will provide financial oversight, leadership and strategic expertise for Westminster Savings and its subsidiaries."
Falconer joins Westminster Savings from Vancity where she has held the position of group controller since 2010 leading a team of more than 30 finance, tax and procurement staff.
Falconer assumed her role as of April 15, succeeding Toy, who was appointed president and CEO in October 2012.
Falconer is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Alberta.
Westminster Savings Credit Union is headquartered in New Westminster, and its 450 employees serve more than 55,000 members from 12 retail branches across Metro Vancouver.
Safeway, union, reach a new deal
Canada Safeway recently announced it reached a tentative agreement with the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union Local 1518, which covers about 6,600 company employees in the province, which includes those in New Westminster.
The deal will be presented by Local 1518 for ratification by union members, and, in the meantime, details of the settlement are being withheld pending ratification, said a media release.
Safeway operates 224 stores across Western Canada. Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales.
The company operates 1,641 stores in the United States and Western Canada.