Board of Directors

Jill Tipping, Chair
Nigel Bullers, Vice-Chair
Bill Cox, Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Bruce Miller
Stephanie Chan
Kyle Barker
Marg Vadenberg
Virginia Weiler
Paul Whitney, Ex-Officio
Joan Young

Vancouver Museum Society Board of Directors Bios

Jill Tipping, Chair
Jill Tipping 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
Mr. Cox 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.

Dr. Bruce Granville Miller
Dr. Miller 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.

Kyle Barker
Kyle is the founder of Broadside Media, Inc., a marketing and web development company, and co-founder of Electrum Group, Inc., a corporate governance and investor relations firm for junior venture companies listed on the TSX Venture & Canadian Securities Exchange. He holds a Masters in Business Leadership (2008) and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (1999). Kyle worked abroad for Thomson-Reuters in London, England, before returning to Vancouver to found Broadside Media. In 2011 he was featured in Small Business BC’s “Success Stories” and awarded a government grant by Western Economic Diversification Canada. In his work with various local junior venture companies, Kyle has played a key role in forming strategic alliances and raising capital in excess of $40 million. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Western University’s School of Business teaching Strategic Leadership.