Qualicum Beach hires former Lantzville director of finance Raj Hayre

New senior staff member to start work Jan. 23

(PQB News file photo)

(PQB News file photo)

The Town of Qualicum Beach has a new director of finance.

Raj Hayre was formerly the director of finance for the District of Lantzville. He also served as CFO for Bowen Island Municipality, financial controller/acting director of finance for the District of West Vancouver, manager of finance for the Vancouver Island Public Library, and more.

As the new director of finance, Hayre will be a key member of the town’s senior management team, and will be responsible for overseeing financial planning, budget management as well as asset and risk management, and providing operational management to finance staff.

Hayre will collaborate closely with the chief administrative officer in providing advice and guidance to council to support their financially sound decision-making.

“We’re thrilled to have Mr. Hayre join the team at Qualicum Beach” said chief administrative officer Lou Varela. “We’re certain his strong financial and leadership background will serve our community, council and staff well. Mr. Hayre’s proven ability to achieve the Government Finance Officers’ Association Distinguished Budgeting Award and Excellence in Financial Reporting Awards, aligns well with the town’s commitment to continue implementing best practices of a modernized local government. Please join me in warmly welcoming Mr. Hayre to the beautiful community of Qualicum Beach.”

Hayre’s first day with the Town of Qualicum Beach will be Jan. 23, 2023.

— NEWS Staff

Michael.Briones@pqbnews.com

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