Andrea reports 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 integrates and enables 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.