Board of Directors

The BC Achievement Foundation is governed by a dedicated volunteer board of directors. Their knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise from a wide range of backgrounds, including business, law, finance, social justice, Indigenous innovation, arts and culture, economics, and public service guides the Foundation’s strategic direction.

Walter Pela

Walter Pela, FCPA, FCA

BCAF - Christopher Gaze

Christopher Gaze, OBC
Vice Chair

BCAF - Kevin Bent

Kevin Bent

Aisha Amijee

Greg D'Avignon

Anne Giardini, OC, OBC, KC
Past Chair

Carol Lee

Carol Anne Lee, CM, OBC

BCAF - Scott McIntyre

Scott McIntyre, CM, OBC, LLD (Hon.)

BCAF - Judith Sayers

Cloy-e-iis Judith Sayers, OC

Tamara Vrooman, OBC

Denise Williams

Government Appointed Members

Premier David Eby

Hon. David Eby, KC

The Honourable Lisa Beare

Hon. Lisa Beare

Kelli Paddon, MLA

Hon. Rachna Singh

Past Board Members

The BC Achievement Foundation is grateful for the guidance of its founding and past board members. Their service, vision and stewardship was integral to establishing and advancing BC Achievement’s mission to honour excellence and inspire achievement in the province of British Columbia.

George M. Abbott*

Kathleen Bartels

Dr. Robert J. Belton

Pat Bell

Bill Bennett

Mike Bernier

Iain Black

Shirley B. Bond*

Ron Burnett

Gordon M. Campbell*

Ida Chong*

Christy Clark

Christopher (Chris) Derickson

Peter Y.L. Eng*

Peter Fassbender

Stephanie Forsyth

Yuri Fulmer

Sonia Furstenau

Wendy Grant John

Virginia J. Greene*

Kitty Heller*

Carol G. Henriquez

John Horgan

Marvin Hunt

* Founding Member 

Olga Ilich

C.T. (Manny) Jules

Janice S. (Fanny) Kiefer*

Kevin Krueger

Blair Lekstrom

Jack Lohman

Robert Louie

Ron Lou-Poy

A. Keith Mitchell*

John Montalbano

Patrick H.B. Nagle*

Coralee Oakes

Sophie Pierre

Horst Sander*

Joseph Segal*

Dennis Skulsky

Dr. Michael Stevenson

Ben Stewart

Ian H. Stewart

Jackie Tegart

Rick S. Thrope*

Prem Singh Vinning*

Max Wyman