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Vancity announces Andrea Harris as VP of Impact Strategy

Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Territories of Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations/Vancouver B.C. – Vancity today announced the addition of Andrea Harris to its senior leadership team as Vice President of Impact Strategy. In this newly created role, Andrea will report to the Chief External Relations Officer and lead the coordination and oversight of the programs and strategies that advance Vancity's goals of creating a clean and fair world, focusing particularly on climate action, climate justice, community investment, financial resilience, and Indigenous banking, all through the lens of anti-racism and Reconciliation.

Through this role, Andrea will integrate and enable the work of Vancity’s Directors of Community Investment, and Climate Strategy and Performance, along with a new role that is being developed, Director of Indigenous Banking Strategy.

During her 18 years with Vancity, Andrea has held diverse leadership roles within the marketing, data and community investment departments. Most recently, Andrea was director of community investment for Vancity, a role in which she demonstrated a sophisticated understanding of how to ensure that strategies are created with input from many voices and have real and measurable impact for people and communities. Andrea’s career includes a secondment as Executive Director of the BC Co-op Association and as a faculty member at BCIT’s Sustainable Business Leadership program. Andrea is also the co-founder of Fairware, a local B Corp company specializing in sustainable promotional products.

“After a comprehensive internal and external candidate search, I am delighted to announce Andrea Harris as Vancity’s new VP of Impact Strategy,” said Jonathan Fowlie, Chief External Relations Officer. “Andrea’s insight and passion for impact will strengthen our vision of a transformed economy that protects the earth and guarantees equity for all.”

About Vancity

Vancity is a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its more than 560,000 member-owners and their communities, with offices and 54 branches located in Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, Victoria, Squamish and Alert Bay, within the territories of the Coast Salish and Kwakwaka’wakw people. With $33 billion in assets plus assets under administration, Vancity is Canada’s largest community credit union. Vancity uses its assets to help improve the financial well-being of its members while at the same time helping to develop healthy communities that are socially, economically and environmentally sustainable.

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