Chief Financial Officer
Ron Lee has over 25 years' of combined financial expertise in public practice and industry. He has been with Gulf & Fraser since 2001, working his way from Controller to Associate Vice President, Finance, to his current role as Chief Financial Officer. He is also a Director of Gulf and Fraser Insurance Services Ltd.
Ron is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Prior to joining Gulf & Fraser, Ron articled at Shikaze Ralston, Chartered Accountants (now part of KPMG) specializing in the areas of audit and tax. He has also worked at Telus Mobility in various management finance roles in the areas of accounting and financial planning & analysis.
At Gulf & Fraser, Ron is part of the executive team that sets the strategic direction of the organization and he oversees the accounting, compliance, financial planning & analysis and treasury functions of the credit union. Ron also participates on a number of regulatory working groups with the BC Financial Services Authority (BCFSA) and the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation (CUDIC) to ensure ongoing confidence and stability in the BC Credit Union system while maintaining a framework that allows credit unions to thrive and serve their members effectively.
During his tenure as Vice President, Finance and as CFO, Ron has overseen significant growth of the credit union, more than quadrupling the size of assets under administration. Ron takes great pride in being a steward of the members of the credit union.
“As CFO, it is very rewarding to see our credit union grow, prosper and continually reinvest in our organization enriching the lives of our members, staff and communities we serve. Our highly engaged culture and our focus on providing the best member experience possible is our special sauce."
In his spare time, Ron enjoys playing ice hockey and golf as well as coaching minor hockey.