Peace Hills Trust

Edmonton, AB


The Company

Established in 1980, Peace Hills Trust is a full service, federally chartered trust company that delivers trust services, lending instruments, deposit and investment accounts, and digital banking services to Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, businesses, and individuals across Canada. With a network of eight regional offices, Peace Hills Trust has $2.33 billion in assets under administration and is Canada’s largest First Nation-owned financial institution. Its corporate office is located in Edmonton, Alberta and Head Office is located on the Samson Cree Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta.

The Opportunity

This is an outstanding opportunity to establish Financial Services as a distinct and successful business unit within Peace Hills Trust, enhancing the company’s growth, profitability, and customer satisfaction. Reporting directly to the President & CEO, the VP Financial Services will lead the company’s personal and business banking activities and product development, oversee the branch network, and direct all banking and payment operations.


  • Develop, recommend, and implement strategic opportunities that effectively support the company’s deposit and asset growth goals, online and in the regions it operates in.
  • Enhance and expand the retail banking product line to improve competitiveness and profitability.
  • Collaborate on RFP responses for banking relationships.
  • Collaborate with Information Technology to deliver competitive digital banking solutions for personal and business customers.
  • Develop, recommend, and implement strategies for the deposit portfolio, including portfolio concentrations, growth strategies, and market concentrations.
  • Lead, mentor, and grow the Financial Services team to strengthen the company’s retail banking capabilities and expertise.
  • Oversee branch marketing activities.
  • Establish, lead, and manage customer service standards for all branch network operations.
  • Participate in fostering key strategic alliances with First Nations administrations, businesses, and members, as well as non-First Nations customers.

The Ideal Candidate

As the ideal candidate, you are an innovative, high energy financial services professional with a passion for continuous improvement and organizational excellence. A collaborative problem-solver and exceptional communicator, you have a strong commitment to providing superior service to both internal and external stakeholders.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • 12+ years of experience in retail financial services.
  • A solid understanding of personal and business banking products, services, and payments.
  • Experience building, managing, and mentoring teams.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated skills in project and budget management.
  • Extensive experience reviewing, drafting, and implementing organizational policies.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Technology, or equivalent experience.

To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, please forward your resume to:

Norine Pike
Director, Executive & Professional Search
HumanEdge Global
Phone:  780.907.9212