Board Committees

Audit Committee

Assists the Board to fulfill its oversight responsibilities, including accountable management of funds, efficiency and effectiveness of controls and the safeguarding of assets and member deposits. The Committee also ensures reliability of external financial and non-financial reporting.

Committee Members:

  • Teresa Conway (Chair)
  • Niki Sharma
  • Bill Chan
  • Jan O’Brien
  • Lily Grewal

Governance Committee

Ensures the Board fulfils its legal, ethical, and functional responsibilities through policy development, monitoring of Bboard activities, and evaluation of directors’ performance.

Committee Members:

  • Rita Parikh (Chair)
  • Teresa Conway
  • Bill Chan
  • Niki Sharma
  • Virginia Weiler

Human Resources Committee

At a strategic level, ensures appropriate programs, training, policies and processes are in place to support Vancity in terms of recruitment, performance management, benefits and pay for all employees (including the Chief Executive Officer).

Committee Members:

  • Lily Grewal (Chair)
  • Theo Lamb
  • Anita Braha
  • Bill Chan
  • Rita Parikh

Nominations and Election Committee

Oversees the annual Board of Directors’ Election.

Committee Members:

  • Theo Lamb (Chair)
  • Jan O’Brien
  • Kevin Huang
  • Andrew Mercier
  • Gillian Shaw
  • Coro Strandberg
  • James Tate

Risk Committee

Provides effective oversight and advice to the Board in relation to current and potential future risk exposure and future risk strategy, including determination of risk appetite and tolerance.

Committee Members:

  • Jan O’Brien (Chair)
  • Anita Braha
  • Lily Grewal
  • Rita Parikh
  • Virginia Weiler

Digital Strategy Committee

Provides the leadership and oversight necessary to advance the digital strategy work, ensuring continued growth, with impact, consistent with Vancity’s vision and values.

Committee Members:

  • Virginia Weiler (Chair)
  • Theo Lamb
  • Anita Braha
  • Teresa Conway
  • Niki Sharma