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:

  • Bill Chan (Chair)
  • Anita Braha
  • Joel DeYoung
  • Rita Parikh
  • Christie Stephenson

Governance Committee

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

Committee Members:

  • Niki Sharma (Chair)
  • Bill Chan
  • Joel DeYoung
  • Jan O’Brien
  • Christie Stephenson

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:

  • Rita Parikh (Chair)
  • Lily Grewal
  • Khelsilem
  • Jan O’Brien
  • Niki Sharma

Nominations and Election Committee

Oversees the annual Board of Directors’ Election.

Committee Members:

  • Lily Grewal (Chair)
  • Jan O’Brien

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:

  • Anita Braha (Chair)
  • Bill Chan
  • Lily Grewal
  • Khelsilem
  • Jan O’Brien

Technology 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:

  • Joel DeYoung (Chair)
  • Anita Braha
  • Khelsilem
  • Rita Parikh
  • Christie Stephenson