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Business Group Welcomes Peter Bates

Peter BatesOn December 15, 2015, the HFN group of businesses welcomed Peter Bates to the team. Peter will work from the Port Alberni office as the financial controller, developing budgets, issuing financial statements, and supporting the financial operations of all businesses managed by the HFN business group.

With over 20 years experience in his field, Peter’s expertise spans a variety of businesses and organizations. This includes heavy construction companies, a hotel and restaurant chain, a grocery chain and professional service businesses. According to Peter, a financial controller conducts “organization, planning and reporting for business operations with a focus on optimizing results.”

Although working at the group of businesses will see Peter managing finances, he points out that the organization really develops its businesses in cooperation with other bodies and committees, including the Finance Committee and the Operating Boards.

On a day-to-day basis, Peter coordinates services from many different people—from auditors to lawyers to business planners. He reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Gary Wilson.

In the coming months, Peter hopes to visit Anacla and Bamfield regularly and get to know the businesses. “It is an honor for me to be here and I’m happy to do what I can. There are a lot of people I need to meet and work with, and I’m looking forward to that.”

Peter has two children living in Victoria. His son, 26, works for a geomapping software company. His daughter, 16, attends the Pacific School of Innovation and Technology.

To contact Peter, please email or call 778-421-2663.

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  1. Congratulation!

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