Prospera president, CEO retires

Search begins for new leadership at Prospera Credit Union for first time in eight years

There will be a change in leadership atop Prospera Credit Union following the retirement of president and CEO Bruce Howell at the end of April.

Waheed Hirji will serve in an interim role while they identify a permanent successor.

Howell joined Prospera Credit Union in 2005 as chief financial officer and was appointed president and CEO two years later. Under his direction, they experienced significant growth and are now the fifth largest credit union in B.C.

“The key to Prospera’s success is that we have a group of people that are in sync, pulling in the same direction and here for the right reasons,” said Howell.

“I am proud of the team we have at Prospera and I am confident that the organization is in good hands and will continue to be a well-run, financially sound and successful credit union many years into the future.”

“Under Bruce’s leadership, Prospera has evolved into a financially strong and resilient credit union that provides a solid value proposition for our members,” said Angela Kaiser, the chair of Prospera Credit Union’s board of directors.

“His focus on doing the right thing for our members has been the cornerstone of our success.”