Media Release: Director of Financial Services

September 30, 2019

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

Director of Financial Services

The District of Oak Bay’s Chief Administrative Officer Lou Varela is pleased to announce that Mr. Christopher Paine will be joining the District of Oak Bay as the Director of Financial Services effective November 12, 2019. “We are thrilled to have Mr. Paine join the team at the District of Oak Bay”, said Ms. Varela.  “His strategic achievements, extensive experience, and enthusiasm make him a positive addition to the team at Oak Bay.”

Regarding his new position with the District of Oak Bay, Mr. Paine said “I am very grateful for my time working with the talented people at Colwood including Council and staff.  While I will miss my colleagues at the City of Colwood, I am looking forward to joining the District of Oak Bay and working together with Council, staff and the community to enhance financial and asset management planning, while ensuring long-term financial sustainability for the District.”

Mr. Paine has over ten years of experience working in local government in a variety of roles including, Manager of Revenue for the City of Victoria, Manager of Finance for the District of Central Saanich and most recently as the Director of Finance for the City of Colwood.

Mr. Paine is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.  Mr. Paine has contributed to a multitude of City of Colwood achievements, including awards for Financial Reporting, Excellence in Government Reporting, Distinguished Budget Presentations, and most recently the Community Excellence Award at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM 2019) for Colwood’s Sustainable Infrastructure Replacement Plan.



For media inquiries, please contact:

Lou Varela, Chief Administrative Officer
District of Oak Bay