Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified Graduates
Congratulations to the graduates of The Directors College* Human Resources and Compensation Committee Program. These graduates have successfully completed the program and rigorous individual exam, to be granted the privilege to use the official mark Human Resources and Compensation Committee Certified (H.R.C.C.C.)*
The Human Resources and Compensation Committee Program was developed in partnership with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA). This unique education program, tailored to the needs of both directors and senior corporate officers, provides insight into the role of the Board Compensation Committee. For more information or to register for the program, click here.
Mr. Bruce West, C.Dir., H.R.C.C.C.
Senior Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, The Co-operators Group Limited
Bruce joined The Co-operators Group in June 2007 as Senior Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He brings over 25 years of progressive financial and managerial experience in operations, corporate development, and financial management to this role.
Bruce began his career with Thorne Riddell (a predecessor of KPMG) in 1980. He launched his financial services career with London Life in 1983 where he progressed through several financial roles over the next 11 years. He moved to Clarica Life Insurance Company for the next eight years, becoming Vice-President, Finance & Shared Services in 1997.
Bruce was actively involved in growing Clarica's Canadian business, along with the demutualization of the company and several M&A transactions. When Sun Life Financial acquired Clarica in 2002, Bruce became Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Sun Life's Canadian business. Here he played a key role in the integration of the two companies.
Bruce returned to university full-time in 2004. He re-entered the workforce in the high-tech industry as Executive Vice-President, Finance and Business Processes at ARISE Technologies Corporation where he helped engineer a financial turnaround. Most recently, Bruce was Vice-President, Finance for Canadian Tire Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer for Canadian Tire Bank.
Bruce's educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo (1980), Chartered Accountant designation (1981), FLMI designation (1985), and a MBA with a concentration in marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University (2005). He is also a member of the Financial Executives Institute of Canada.
Bruce will sit on the board of directors for a number of companies in The Co-operators Group and will serve on the board of EGI Financial Holdings Inc. and Echelon General Insurance Company.
Bruce and his family reside in Waterloo, Ontario, where they are actively involved in the community.
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Vancouver, BC (September 12-14, 2019)
- Module 1: Accountability and Change in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (September 19-21, 2019)
- Module 2: Leadership and Strategy in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (October 3-5, 2019)
- Module 4: Effective Governance Under Complex Circumstances in Vancouver, BC (October 24-26, 2019)
- Module 3: Oversight and Finance in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (November 14-16, 2019)