Liz Bailey-Connor

Senior Vice-President, People Services

Liz is passionate about building and sustaining high-performing teams. She is a proven thought leader whose human resources expertise has been honed over more than two decades of diverse and increasingly senior industry experience. Liz is a strong advocate for continuous improvement and positive transformational  change. She is well-known for  maximizing the potential of her team members by empowering them to build their capabilities, enhance their self-awareness and grow into high-performing professionals.

As a member of the First West leadership team, Liz oversees strategic planning and execution of all facets of human resources including recruitment and talent management, operations, employee and labour relations, compensation, benefits, rewards, learning, organizational  and leadership development. She’s committed to serving First West and all its employees as they work toward achieving ambitious goals and re-defining what it means to be part of our credit union team.

Liz holds a bachelor of science in human psychology as well as a master of science in educational psychology. Before joining First West in 2008, Liz worked in senior management roles with a large provincial organization, a large credit union and as a secondary school teacher and chartered psychologist in the UK. This diverse background gives Liz a fresh perspective on opportunities and challenges in the human resources industry.

Away from the office, Liz is an active volunteer in the community and contributor to the advancement of the human resources profession. She holds her CPHR designation and is part of the B.C. Human Resources Management Association and is treasurer for a local non-profit society.

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September 27, 2017

“If only I had access to better-quality information and in-depth analysis through which I could better understand my organization’s people-related strengths, challenges and trends.”

“If only I could pinpoint the exact source of a particular human resources problem in order to choose the right solution.”

“If only I knew which people-related questions to ask.”

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