New branch manager for Envision in Newton
Envision Financial has appointed Gurbinder Mander to lead its Newton Branch, located at #122—7322 King George Blvd.
Originally from England, Mander studied Pharmacology at DeMontfort University in Leicester before moving to Canada in 1990. Soon after he began working at a major Canadian chartered bank and discovered a new passion for the financial services industry. Since joining Envision in 1997, Mander has held a number of progressively senior roles; most recently, he was assistant branch manager at Newton, where he helped the branch achieve Envision’s highest member satisfaction rates.
Now as branch manager, Mander looks forward to becoming more involved in the local community and increasing Envision’s exposure in Surrey.
“It’s an incredibly diverse city, and we’re working hard to build relationships with the residents here,” explains Mander. “That means offering banking services in a number of languages and becoming more involved in ethnic business associations and the Surrey Board of Trade. It’s definitely an exciting time in my career.”
Mander currently lives in Cloverdale with his wife and daughter.
Envision Financial is a division of First West Credit Union, B.C.’s third-largest credit union with 37 branches and 29 insurance offices throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Kitimat and Thompson-Okanagan-Similkameen regions. First West has approximately $5.6 billion in assets under administration, 167,000 members, and more than 1,150 employees. For eight years running, Envision has been named one of the 50 Best Employers in Canada, and is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. For more information, visit www.envisionfinancial.ca.