Paul Challinor,

Paul, a Chartered Professional Accountant for over 35 years, was elected to First West’s board in 2019.

A recent retiree as a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Vancouver, Paul was the leader of PwC’s Financial Services practice in BC from 2000 to 2015.

Throughout his PwC career he served large public, private and member-owned financial services organizations, providing audit and advisory services to many of BC’s large credit unions, alternative lenders (including fintechs), wealth managers and insurance companies. Paul has worked with a broad range of regulators including FICOM (which regulates BC credit unions) and OSFI (which regulates federal credit unions).

His extensive financial services experience enables him to provide strong financial oversight of First West and support its continued growth and success. Paul’s board experience includes six years on the board of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice, three years on his church’s parish council and is currently on the board of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Along with his wife Ellen, Paul has lived in Tsawwassen for 25 years where they raised their family and where he is actively involved in local badminton and squash and completed the Ride to Conquer Cancer six times.

Paul’s key board competencies include financial accounting and audit, business growth and transformation, and risk management.