Kirsty Whapshare, Director
I have been fortunate enough to grow up in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, since moving from England at the age of 10. My Insurance career started 28 years ago with Capri Insurance as an autoplan road runner and worked up to becoming a specialist in the Equine department. I have been with Interior Savings Insurance for the past 13 years, 10 years as a branch manager and the past 3 years Regional manager; I manage 7 branches in Kelowna, Oliver, Ashcroft and Merritt. I also hold the position Marketing and communications liaison. I am passionate about creating positive change and growth in our ever changing insurance landscape. I believe in lifelong learning, and have obtained both my CAIB & CIP designation. I enjoy finding ways to contribute in the community where I can, through volunteering and have sat as an executive member of Vernon District Riding Club and school planning council, as well as numerous community and fundraising events.
Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family, my husband Darren and our 3 boys Kyle 19, Matthew 17 and Owen 14 and our dog Rosie, we enjoy camping, skiing, hiking, kayaking and I am passionate about horses and have competed in the past in Eventing and Jumping.
I feel the knowledge and experience I have gained through my insurance career, would allow me to contribute to the success of CUISA.