Capital Regional District Appoints Nelson Chan as Chief Financial Officer

Jul 05, 2016

Victoria, BC– Robert Lapham, Chief Administrative Officer of the Capital Regional District (CRD) and Capital Regional Hospital District (CRHD), is pleased to announce the appointment of Nelson Chan as Chief Financial Officer, starting in August 2016.

 “It is a delight to welcome Mr. Chan to the CRD,” said Robert Lapham. “His progressive experience in strategic investment, business transformation and large capital project financing will bring value to the organization and the people we serve.”

Prior to joining the CRD, Mr. Chan served as Director of Finance for Canada Post Corporation where he was responsible for corporate planning and controllership activities, strategic investment, and related financial activities. He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Canada Post Pension Plan, the largest single employer sponsored pension plan in Canada. 

Mr. Chan has experience in both the public and private sectors and is regarded as a collaborative, action-oriented leader and change driver with a refined business acumen. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) / Certified Management Accountant (CMA) who holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

As Chief Financial Officer for the CRD and CRHD, Mr. Chan will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and the finance, audit, and investment committees of the board.

Celebrating 50 years! The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.


For media inquiries, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3229
Cell: 250.216.5492