Cowi has appointed Claire Cobden as chief financial officer for North America. In 2019 she was named British Columbia’s Most Influential Women in Finance.
Cobden brings several years of senior leadership experience in industries including information systems engineering, financial services and gaming. She joins Cowi from BlueShore Financial, where she held the position of VP Treasurer and was responsible for investment management, trading and strategic financial planning.
Prior to BlueShore, she worked with MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates (now Maxar) supporting treasury, M&A and corporate development initiatives.
A native of South Africa, Claire spent nearly 10 years in London, UK, working with KPMG and UBS in a variety of roles including corporate finance and M&A.
“I’m very much looking forward to joining Cowi to continue developing growth initiatives in the North American markets and to capitalise on opportunities as customers seek out and transition to more sustainable solutions,” Cobden said.