New board chair ap­pointed to ATB Fi­nan­cial

The McLeod River Post - - News - Spe­cial to The Post

With two decades of fi­nan­cial and governance ex­pe­ri­ence, Joan Hertz has been ap­pointed as the new board chair of ATB Fi­nan­cial, ef­fec­tive Jan. 1, 2019.

Hertz was first ap­pointed to the ATB Fi­nan­cial board in June 2008 and served her full term, which ended in June 2018. As a lawyer with back­ground in fi­nan­cial ser­vices and cor­po­rate governance, she has pro­vided governance, and le­gal and strate­gic ad­vi­sory ser­vices to pri­vate-sec­tor and Crown clients through­out her ca­reer.

“Ms. Hertz is an out­stand­ing can­di­date to serve as board chair, pro­vid­ing sta­bil­ity and strong governance as ATB Fi­nan­cial en­ters a new era with a new CEO. Her skills and ex­pe­ri­ence will help en­sure ATB Fi­nan­cial will con­tinue to sup­port small to medi­um­sized busi­ness in all com­mu­ni­ties across Al­berta, help­ing to cre­ate jobs, di­ver­sify our econ­omy and fa­cil­i­tate ac­cess to fi­nan­cial ser­vices. Thank you to out­go­ing chair Brian Hesje for pro­vid­ing con­ti­nu­ity and strong lead­er­ship to ATB Fi­nan­cial dur­ing a pe­riod of change.”

Joe Ceci, Pres­i­dent of Trea­sury Board and Min­is­ter of Fi­nance

“I am thrilled to re­join the ATB Fi­nan­cial Board of Direc­tors and serve as its new chair. ATB Fi­nan­cial has set an am­bi­tious path for­ward and, to­gether, we will con­tinue to trans­form bank­ing and de­liver re­mark­able ex­pe­ri­ences for its cus­tomers.”

Joan Hertz, QC, in­com­ing chair, ATB Fi­nan­cial’s Board of Direc­tors

“It’s been an hon­our these past seven years serv­ing as ATB Fi­nan­cial’s board chair. Joan is a great leader to guide ATB Fi­nan­cial into the fu­ture and I know that she will serve in this role with pas­sion and in­tegrity.”

Brian Hesje, chair, ATB Fi­nan­cial’s Board of Direc­tors

The ATB Fi­nan­cial Board of Direc­tors is com­prised of the chair and 11 mem­bers.

The new chair was se­lected fol­low­ing a trans­par­ent and com­pe­tency-based re­cruit­ment process that in­cluded a pub­lic post­ing on the agen­cies re­cruit­ment web­site and the use of an ex­ter­nal ex­ec­u­tive search firm.

Re­port­ing to the Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, the chair pro­vides lead­er­ship to the board, fa­cil­i­tates the work and devel­op­ment of the board and sets the tone for man­age­ment of the board and over­all cor­po­rate governance.

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