P. Bruce West
Bruce joined The Co-operators Group in June 2007 as executive vice-president, Finance and CFO. He is responsible for the financial management, strategic planning and corporate development for the group of companies. He brings more than 25 years of progressive financial and managerial experience in operations, corporate development and financial management to this role.
When Sun Life Financial acquired Clarica in 2002, Bruce was selected as vice-president and CFO for Sun Life's Canadian business. He played a key role in the integration of the two companies.
Bruce’s educational accomplishments include a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo (1980), Chartered Accountant designation (1981), FLMI designation (1985) and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Wilfrid Laurier University (2005). In 2009, he obtained the Chartered Director (C.Dir.) designation from The Directors College, a joint venture of McMaster University and The Conference Board of Canada. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute of Canada.
Bruce sits on the board of directors for a number of companies within The Co-operators Group. He also sits on the Dean’s Advisory Council at the School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and is an Honouree of the School of Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo.