Heather Reichert, FCPA, FCA
Heather Reichert joined Echelon’s Board of Directors on May 31, 2019. Heather is currently Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, Vice Chair of the Conduct Review Committee and a Member of Investment Committee. Heather retired from Manitoba Public Insurance as Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in February 2017. Before joining MPI in 2012, Heather held the position of Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Literacy with the Manitoba government. She has also held senior roles at Manitoba Health, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, the City of Winnipeg and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
In her CFO role, Heather was responsible for the Corporation’s financial activities, including financial policies, actuarial services, reserving practices, strategic planning, investments, reinsurance, purchasing, budgeting and financial reporting. Her division was also responsible for providing strategic oversight and management of the Corporation’s premises and real estate investments, as well as data analytics.
Heather was awarded the inaugural Canadian College of Health Service Executives Leadership Award for exemplary leadership skills and commitment to excellence. She is currently the first vice-chair of the board for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Manitoba. Heather’s other community involvements have included: member of the Board of Governors for the University of Manitoba and Past-President and member of the University of Manitoba Alumni Association. Currently, Heather is a member of the Finance committee and Board of the St. Boniface Hospital Foundation and Chair of the Finance and Administration Committee and member of the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Winnipeg. Heather is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants (FCPA, FCA) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (honours) degree from the University of Manitoba.View all team members