Art Van Pelt

Art is a director on Prospera Credit Union’s board currently serving as the board chair. He was first elected to the board of Westminster Savings in 2013 (Prospera and Westminster Savings Credit Unions merged January 1, 2020) and became chair of that board in 2018.

Art is a seasoned human resources professional with more than 35 years experience. As the former vice president for People at Overwaitea Food Group (Save-On), he has extensive experience managing compensation, payroll, health and safety, recognition, training, succession planning and labour relations.

In the community, Art currently serves as a member on the board of the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation. He has served on various boards over the years, including the Canadian Grocery HR Council, Alouette Addictions Services Society and the Westminster Savings Foundation (now Prospera Foundation). Art is secretary and lead management trustee of the United Food and Commercial Workers Industry Pension Trust, a member of the Investment subcommittee and a member of the Fengate Infrastructure Yield Fund Advisory committee.

Art holds a BA with a major in business administration and economics from Simon Fraser University. He is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a graduate of the ICD.D program.

Director since 2022.