Derek Payne, CPA, currently acts as an independent board member and advisor to several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Derek was formerly the Treasurer and Vice President Finance of WestJet Airlines where he helped take them from a small start-up private company with 7 aircraft, through an IPO and to an airline with over 70 aircraft. Over the nine years with the airline, he was responsible for Treasury, Risk Management, Investor Relations, and all aircraft financing transactions. Most recently Derek was the Chief Financial Officer of DIRTT Environmental Solutions, a technology enabled interior construction company, where he co-led the IPO and oversaw significant growth over his five years with the Company. Derek is currently a director of Jostle, Highstreet Income Properties and an advisor to ZS2 Technologies Ltd.