Henry Jansen

Henry Jansen is a Certified General Accountant in public practice in Chilliwack, where he and his family have made their home since 1953. He became a member of the credit union in 1976 and was first elected to the board in 1979.  Henry is also actively involved in the local community and has served on the boards of the University of the Fraser Valley for six years and a local Christian school for 26 years.

While Henry has been involved in many different governance roles as a First West director, he has served continuously on the Audit and Risk Management Committee, and served as the chair for many years. Being a strong supporter of the credit union system in general, Henry also served for many years as a director on the boards of both the B.C. and Canadian Central Credit Unions.  Currently, Henry is the vice-chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and is a member of the Investment and Loan Committee. Henry is also a member of the First West Foundation.

Key strengths:

  • Financial accounting and audit
  • Risk management
  • Strategic planning