Board of Directors
Jill Tipping, Chair
Nigel Bullers, Vice-Chair
Bill Cox, Secretary-Treasurer
Mary Lou Gazeley
Dr. Bruce Miller
Vancouver Museum Society Board of Directors Bios
Jill Tipping, Chair
Jill is Vice-President Operations and CFO for Schneider Electric Solar business, one of the leading global Solar equipment companies. She has a MA in Economic and Social History from St Andrews University and a MSc in Management from Stanford University. Jill started her career with Deloitte where she spent 10 years in the London UK office. In 2006 she joined Burnaby-based Xantrex Technologies Inc as Director of Finance and played a pivotal role in the strategic sale of Xantrex to Schneider Electric in 2008. Post-acquisition she led the integration of Xantrex to Schneider Electric and following promotion to Vice-President in 2009 supported the business through a period of significant growth and development. Jill is a strong advocate and supporter of BC's Technology sector. An inspiring leader with a powerful reputation for change management Jill was nominated for the Association of Women in Finance’s PEAK award for Excellence in the Private Sector in 2014.
Bill Cox, Secretary-Treasurer
Bill is a senior partner with the Vancouver chartered accounting firm of BDO Dunwoody. He specializes in audit and accounting services to not-for-profit organizations. His practice includes general audit and accounting, financial modeling, information technology/internet security, and internal control review and analysis. He has also served on several other boards.
Mary Lou Gazeley
Mary Lou leads gazeley+gazeley and the G Team with years of experience and an award-winning career in marketing public relations and strategic planning. She brings her enthusiasm for business to the entire strategic planning process for both the private sector and not-for-profit organizations. Mary Lou also brings direct board experience including leadership roles in governance, strategic planning and crisis management to her work with the not-for-profit world. As former co-owner and principal of a globally-affiliated Vancouver-based PR agency, she knows the value of internal and external communications within strategic planning, the importance of risk management, the critical need for crisis communication planning, and the value of executive spokesperson training.
Pamela is the founder and CEO of Zoom Consulting, a Vancouver-based marketing and communications firm that serves both local and global clients across a variety of sectors. Specialties include branding, web content strategy and lead generation. Pam started her career with BC Tel (now Telus) where she was director of advertising and direct marketing during the critical early days of long distance competition. She went on to lead marketing teams in Bell Canada International start-up companies in India, Mexico, and Brazil, responsible for everything from marketing plan creation to product management to subscriber revenue. Pam holds a BA in English from UBC and is an accredited public relations professional.
Ray is the President of the Canadian Club of Vancouver. Also known as Mr. Fireworks, Ray has been making events "light up" for over 30 years. Alongside his son Matthew Greenwood, he sells and organizes fireworks displays, both indoor and outdoor. Leading up to Halloween, Ray runs a family fireworks store including Flashing Light Products and LED flashing accessories for all event with a focus on charity and gala functions. Ray is also a self-described "people connector". He loves getting to know the people in this great city and seeing other people succeed though these connections.
Dr. Bruce Granville Miller
Bruce is a professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He received a BA from Brown University and a PhD from Arizona State University. He's the author of five books on Aboriginal law and politics and served for three years as editor of Culture, the journal of the Canadian Anthropology Association. His long-term fieldwork is with the Coast Salish of British Columbia and Washington State. He is currently studying the use of oral histories of Aboriginal peoples in the courts of Canada, the US, and Brazil. He has served as an expert witness in Canadian and US Aboriginal litigation. He and his wife live with their two sons in Kitsilano.
Virginia is a business consultant experienced in micro- and conservation-based finance. She lived in Africa for several years structuring innovative financing programs to scale up the fight against HIV/AIDS. She now helps small businesses and non-profits build their financial, strategic and governance capacity. Virginia serves on the board of Vancity Credit Union (as board chair 2011-14) and other local boards. In 2014, Virginia received the Association of Women in Finance Community Legacy PEAK award. She is certified corporate director (ICD.D) with an MBA from University of Victoria and BA from Boston College. She loves skiing and biking with her family.
Kory is a member of the We Wai Kai Nation (Quadra Island) and is Musgamagw Tsawataineuk and Laich-Kwil-Tach. Both nations are part of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, also known as the Kwak’wala speaking people. Kory is the Executive Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Partnerships at BCIT, and the Chair of the National Indigenous Education Committee of Colleges and Institutions Canada and a Global Access to Post-Secondary Education Ambassador. With a Law degree from UBC and over 20 years of experience in post-secondary education, community development, and the legal profession, Kory’s passion lies “in ensuring success for Aboriginal Learners and other multi-barriered learners”. She has a deep commitment to education and has dedicated her working life to ensuring that under-represented learners succeed, both within learning institutions and the larger community.
Joan is a partner and senior litigator in the Advocacy and Litigation Group at McMillan LLP, one of Canada’s largest law firms. She is the BC Co-Chair, Litigation as well as BC Co-Chair, Administrative & Public Law for McMillan. Known as a highly skilled advocate with over 25 years of trial and appeal experience, Joan’s practice emphasizes complex civil and commercial litigation, class actions, and administrative/regulatory hearings representing a wide range of clients and industries. Joan is a former Legal Advisor to the Office of the Premier, and Special Assistant to the Attorney General. She has significant public sector experience serving on both the policy and legal sides of the Ministry of Attorney General for eight years. Joan is also currently a Director of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. Joan holds a B.A. (Political Science and English) from the University of British Columbia and a LL.B. from the University of Victoria.