"I have had the pleasure of working with Barb for over five years and during that time I have found her to have the utmost integrity. Barb is a consummate professional."

Dr. Tony Knowles
Former President,
British Columbia Institute of Technology

Summary of Skills

Administration & Organization

  • Dependable Team Leader and Member
  • Considerable management experience


  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Areas of Knowledge and Strength

  • Expert on corporate governance
  • Organization of meetings and events
  • Chairing meetings
  • Media relations
  • Policy development and compliance

Professional Experience

As a member of the President’s Executive Council and de facto Corporate Secretary at BCIT, I advised the Board and the President on governance and procedural issues, organized and assisted in setting agendas for all meetings of the Board and committees of the Board, including the Governance, Audit & Finance, Human Resources and Tributes Committees.

As a member of the Leadership Team and Executive Assistant to Polytechnics Canada, an Ottawa based national organization, my responsibilities included organizing the annual conference in conjunction with the AGM, for polytechnic institutes from across the country.

As the Assistant to the President & CEO and CFO, and a member of the Leadership Team of an innovation centre fostering technical development with collaboration from industry, government and academic institutions, I liaised with a people at all levels within the B.C. government, universities and companies from around the world.