Vancouver, BC CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Vancouver, BC community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today.

  1. Leading through a new employee experience
  2. Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models
  3. Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

Vancouver, BC CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Vancouver, BC CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Todd Gilchrist headshot

Todd Gilchrist

Alberta Health Services
VP, People

Marlene Higgins headshot

Marlene Higgins


Chad Hiley headshot

Chad Hiley


Chris Taylor headshot

Chris Taylor

Best Buy Canada

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Kim Toews

HSBC Canada
EVP & Head of Human Resources


Liz Bailey-Connor

First West Credit Union
Chief People & Culture Officer

Deborah Best

Raymond James
SVP, Head of Human Resources

Kelly Blackett

CWB Financial Group
EVP, Human Resources & Corporate Communication

Cameron Brine

Fraser Health Authority
VP of Employee Experience

Marcia Buchholz

University of British Columbia
Vice President, Human Resources

Kelly Cardwell

Bosa Properties
VP, Human Resources

Adam Charania

Provincial Health Services Authority
Executive Director, Human Resources

Rob Chiarello

Pacific Blue Cross
SVP, People & Culture and Chief Privacy Officer

Kelly-Ann Cordner

SMS Equipment
VP, Human Resources & CHRO

Ania Cox

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Interim Chief People Officer

Rob Cutler

Land Title & Survey Authority of BC
VP, Human Resources

Bruno Dragani

Coastal Community Credit Union
Chief People & Administration Officer

Jenine Ellefson

Newmont Goldcorp
Vice President, Human Resources - North America

Rita Ferrara

BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Executive Director, Human Resources

Jennifer Foster

Western Forest Products
VP, Human Resources

Keri Fraser

Westland Insurance
Chief People Officer

Mal Griffin

Interior Health Authority
VP, Human Resources

Shauna Grinke

LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Head of HR – North America

Joanne Hanson

BC Public Service Agency
Assistant Deputy Minister

Kerris Hougardy

Colliers International
Vice President, People Services North America

Elaine Jensen

West Fraser Timber
General Manager, Human Resources

Lisa Kentel

Teekay Corporation
VP, People & Culture

Ed Kwan

Global Container Terminals
VP, Human Resources

Tina Lai

Atlas Corp. & Seaspan Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Ana Lopez

British Columbia Institute of Technology
VP, Human Resources & People Development

Andrew Martin

JOEY Restaurant
Vice President of People and Culture

Leslie Mitton

Chief Human Resources Officer

Rachel Moore

EnCana Corp
VP, Human Resources

Beverly Mulder

CNOOC International
VP, Human Resources & Corporate Administration

Angèle Mullins

NAL Resources
Director, Human Resources

Renee Murdoch

Hardwoods Distribution Inc.
Director, Corporate Human Resources

Andrew Naklicki

City of Vancouver
Chief Human Resources Officer

Shawn Needham

Georgia Main Food Group
VP, Human Resources

Heike Neumann

SAP Canada
VP, Head of Human Resources

Kate Parker

Technical Safety BC
VP, People

Katy Player

VP, People & Communications

Jacquie Pylypiuk

Capital Power
SVP, People, Culture and Technology

Giri Rajamahendran

SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
SVP, Human Capital

Carolynn Ryan

BC Hydro
Chief Human Resources Officer

Caroline Schein

VP, People & Culture

Terrence Schmaltz

Prospera Credit Union
Chief People & Legal Officer (CPO)

Kerrie Shakespeare

O2E Brands
EVP, People & Alignment

Kris Smail

Inland Group
VP, Human Resources

Jeff Starnaman

London Drugs
Vice President, Human Resources

Wendy Strugnell

WorkSafe BC
VP, Corporate Services & CHRO

Paul Taylor

VP, People & Culture

Sharon Torgerson

Island Health
VP, People

Diana Trasolini

Paladin Security
Vice President, People and Culture

Mike Van Hee

University of Calgary
Associate Vice President, Human Resources

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

October 29, 2020

Vancouver, BC CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Work-Life Integration — A Balancing Act

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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November 24, 2020

Vancouver, BC CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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December 15, 2020

Vancouver, BC CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led, half-day virtual program with new connections and actionable insights.

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