Natasha Ramras has been named the city of Vancouver’s permanent chief financial officer as of Jan. 15. Ramras has served as interim since October, when CFO Lloyd Tyler died unexpectedly.
Ramras has worked with the city for the last 12 years and most recently held the position of deputy finance director of budget, performance and audit.
“I am thrilled to accept this appointment and will strive to honor the legacy of my predecessor and friend, Lloyd Tyler,” Ramras said in a statement. “I am excited about the future of our city and look forward to meeting the challenges and discovering the opportunities that present themselves as we continue to grow, evolve and strive for greatness.”
In her new role, Ramras will manage the Financial and Management Services Department. The department is responsible for the city’s budget, procurement services, audits and employee payroll. Ramras is also responsible for establishing operational strategies with regard to finance, keeping track of Vancouver’s financial performance and developing improvements. She will also serve as financial guide to the Vancouver City Council, city manager and other departments.
“Natasha has proven herself to be a dynamic and strategic leader with an excellent track record managing the city’s budget and financial performance,” Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes said in a press release. “She has excelled while serving as the city’s interim CFO for the past three months and I look forward to working with her in this new leadership role.”