The well-known business publication Business in Vancouver this year launched BC’s only “CFO of the Year” awards to recognize the complexity of the role of the chief financial officer.
This CFO role requires great financial acumen, strategic thinking and the capacity to help others understand the big picture while considering granular detail.
In May Duncan Campbell, CFO and vice president, Systems Development & Performance at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), inspired the BiV award judges in the area of “Transformation Agent,” an award presented to four BC CFOs for strategic excellence, exceptional growth and leadership.
The judges included industry experts from CIBC Business Banking, Deloitte and Lawson Lundell among others. The judges chose finalists based on leadership and contributions in areas such as strategic decision-making, growth, sustainability and ethics and reporting.
Duncan has played a pivotal role in the transformation of VCH’s fiscal landscape. The ability to meet the increased demand with lower available funding was driven by efficiencies created through new management processes and a new approach to resource allocation and workforce utilization. Duncan’s leadership has been vital in renewing VCH’s cash flow management as part of its turnaround strategy. Another important strategy Duncan leads the growth of our environmental sustainability program across VCH. Duncan was recognized in 2009 by BC Hydro with its Power Smart Workplace Conservation Leadership Award, and Duncan continues to provide leadership as Executive Sponsor of the VCH GreenCare program.
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Photo: CFO Duncan Campbell (right) receives a “Transformation Agent” award from Richard Rees, CEO, Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC at the May awards luncheon.