Surrey, B.C. – Coast Capital Savings is pleased to announce the appointment of respected financial services executive Catherine Wood as the credit union’s new Chief Strategy Officer.
This important new role will provide end-to-end alignment of the credit union’s strategy from a corporate, brand, member experience and national expansion strategy perspective.
Catherine has a full and far-reaching executive experience in the financial services, including leading strategy, wealth management and award-winning digital platforms. Most recently, she served as Senior VP, Head Online and Digital Wealth and Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer for Aviso Wealth, one of Canada’s largest independent wealth management providers. Prior to that, she held executive and senior management roles at Qtrade, TD Bank and Assante.
Catherine was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2017 and 2016 as well as one of the Top 50 Wealth Professionals in Canada and one of the Top 50 Women in Life Insurance in years prior. She currently serves as a Board Member of Advocis and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.
Catherine earned an MBA as well as a Masters of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. She holds an Honours BA from York University and a BA from Western University. Beyond her academic credentials, her professional designations include Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Tax and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and Certified Health Specialist (CHS).
About Coast Capital Savings
Coast Capital Savings is Canada’s largest credit union by membership and B.C.’s first credit union to be granted federal credit union status. An Imagine Canada Caring Company and a certified B Corporation in recognition of its social performance, the credit union invested $5.6 million into local communities in 2017, focusing on empowering and engaging youth. Coast Capital is one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures™, and is a winner of the Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club designation. In 2018, Coast Capital was awarded the Corporate Responsibility Award at National Philanthropy Day by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Vancouver Island Chapter. It has 52 branches serving its 555,000 members in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Okanagan regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution. To learn more, visit coastcapitalsavings.com.