Lisa Coltart

Interim President and CEO, Citizens Bank of Canada

Chris DobrzanskiLisa Coltart is interim CEO of Citizens Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vancouver City Savings Credit Union (Vancity). She draws on her experience as a chartered accountant to oversee the bank's day-to-day activities, including foreign exchange services, Visa and Payment services and commercial real estate.

Lisa's primary role is chief financial officer of Vancity, a position she had held since joining Vancity in August, 2013. While her day-to-day job involves overseeing a team of professionals focused on ensuring the credit union is financially accountable and innovative, and acts with integrity in all that it does, what really gets Lisa going is empowering people and seeing them grow and do amazing things. Lisa believes that when this part is done correctly, a team innovates and creates successful outcomes that benefit members and communities.

Lisa came to Vancity from BC Hydro, where she was executive director responsible for customer care and Power Smart, one of North America's leading energy conservation programs.

Complementing Lisa's solid financial background is her strong community participation. Lisa currently sits on the board of the Canadian Sport Institute, Pacific region. Previously, she served as a board member and finance committee chair with Vancouver Community College for seven years, and has volunteered for the United Way campaign and acted as treasurer for Ronald McDonald House.

Born in B.C. and raised in Metro Vancouver, Lisa and her family enjoy walking, running, skiing and other outdoor activities.