Natasha Ramras has been named interim chief financial officer for the city of Vancouver.
Ramras, the city’s deputy finance director, was appointed to the position last week, after Lloyd Tyler’s unexpected death Oct. 13. Tyler had served as the city’s CFO since 2005.
“I am grateful for Natasha’s willingness to serve in this leadership capacity under these circumstances,” said City Manager Eric Holmes.
The formal recruitment process to find a permanent successor for Tyler has yet to be determined. Ultimately, that decision falls to Holmes in his role as city manager.
“When it’s such a sudden move like this, I don’t want to meet it with a sudden reaction,” Holmes said. “I’m trying to be very diligent.”
While Ramras takes over the CFO duties, Holmes said, the finance department will evaluate task distribution as issues arise. This includes both internal and external duties.
“I have high confidence in Natasha, and I have high confidence in other staff in our finance department,” he said.
To replace executive-level positions within the city, there isn’t a required recruitment process. Holmes said he will evaluate options at a later, undetermined date.