David Green is leaving the Langley School District for Vancouver. Undated file photo

Langley School District Secretary-Treasurer to Vancouver

David Green eliminated a multi-million dollar debt ahead of schedule

The man who fixed the fiscal crisis at the Langley school district is going to tackle a new challenge in Vancouver.

The Langley school district has announced Secretary-Treasurer David Green is leaving the Langley School District to accept the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the Vancouver School Board, effective Sept. 1.

In 2010, Green was brought in to sort out the books of the Langley school district, after it managed to run up a $13.5 million deficit in the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 operating years and the provincial government ordered the money repaid over four years.

Under Green’s direction, the Langley School District paid off its deficit two years ahead of schedule.

“Mr. Green has been a key leader in strengthening the Langley School District since his appointment as Secretary-Treasurer in 2010,” Board Chair Robert McFarlane said in a written statement.

“His integrity, professionalism, expertise and support will be greatly missed in Langley and, no doubt, will be valuable to the Vancouver School Board.”

Assistant Secretary Treasurer Brian Iseli will become the new Secretary-Treasurer of the Langley School District.

Iseli is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a CMA designation, who worked in the private sector for over 15 years prior to joining the Langley School District.

Green’s new job will be at least as challenging as his tour of duty in Langley.

The trustees on the Vancouver School Board were fired by the provincial government on October 17, 2016 for failing to balance the district budget.

The province appointed Dianne Turner as sole trustee to replace the board for a term of one year.

“We are delighted that David Green will be joining the VSB this fall, and want to thank Interim Secretary Treasurer Guy Bonnefoy for his service to our district,” Turner said in a written statement issued Thursday.

Before coming to Langley, Green was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Nanaimo-Ladysmith School District for eight years.

He is a Chartered Professional Accountant with a CA designation.

He served as president of the British Columbia Association of School Business Officials for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years.

Before coming to B.C. Green worked in the private sector in Newfoundland.

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