About Your Executive

Position Name Position with the City Biography
Business Agent George Habib Financial Analyst Finance and IT George has been with the City since 1981. He started as a Cost Accountant and was promoted to the position of Financial Analyst in 2000. He served as a Trustee for both the Union and The Short Term Sick Leave Plan and also served as a Treasurer for the Short Term Sick Leave Plan. George was elected to the only full time position with the local in March 2008. He is currently serving his 4th term.
President Hardeep Maghera Engineering Technologist Hardeep started with the City in 2004. Elected in 2008 as an Executive Director and the following year as a Vice President. Hardeep was acting President for 9 months before being elected for a 3 year term as President of the local in May 2011 and re-elected in 2014 and 2017.
Vice President Nancy Jickels Engineering Operations Nancy has been with the City since 1996 where she started in the Building Department and then joined Engineering Operations in 2003. She also served as the secretary for the CUPE Short Term Sick Committee for several years. In addition to being a founding member Nancy also acted as the Special Events Coordinator for a charitable organization whose mandate is to raise funds for equipment for the Royal Columbian Hospital.
Secretary Treasurer Sue Bryon Clerk Towing Operations Sue has been with the City for more than 15 years. Sue has had an extensive experience as a Vice President and a President with a number of not-for-profit organizations such as the Coyote Creek Elementary School and the Fleetwood Park Secondary School. Sue was appointed to the Treasurer Position in June 2008. She is currently in her 4th term.
Recording Secretary Kathy McLeod Library Kathy has worked for the City of New Westminster Public Library since 1982. For thirty years Kathy was actively involved in the Library Staff Association, serving in all executive positions as well as on the Library sick plan committee and the library gift plan committee. When the library joined CUPE 387 in 2013, Kathy became an Executive Director and in 2019 she was elected as the Recording Secretary. Kathy appreciates the various opportunities that have been available to her as an active CUPE 387 member – including a variety of training programs and courses as well as exposure to the wider world of CUPE BC and CUPE National. Kathy was a member of the bargaining committee during our last round of collective bargaining. Kathy enjoys long walks, reading 19th century novels and doing crossword puzzles.