New CEO appointed to Family Services

January 6, 2017: The Board of Directors of Family Services of Greater Vancouver is pleased to introduce Karin Kirkpatrick as the new CEO of Family Services of Greater Vancouver.

“Karin is a visionary leader bringing proven success in strategic planning, financial management, human resources, and governance. Her understanding of the sector, combined with her strong desire to affect change for vulnerable populations and her extraordinary background positions her well to lead the agency to achieve a collective vision”, says Lyle Viereck, Board Chair for Family Services of Greater Vancouver. “After an extensive national search process, the Board of Directors is very pleased to welcome an individual who will complement and lead our existing team of exceptional employees through the next phase of our Agency’s evolution.”

Ms. Kirkpatrick comes to Family Services from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia where she is an adjunct professor in the organizational behavior and human resource division.

Previous positions held include Assistant Dean of the Sauder School of Business; CEO of the Private Careers Training Institute Agency, a provincial crown corporation regulating the private post-secondary sector; and CEO of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, a grant making organization supporting non-profit groups in sustainable housing projects.

Ms. Kirkpatrick is a provincial appointee to the Judicial Council of British Columbia, and was previously on the boards of the Vancity Community Foundation and the BC Council for International Education. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM), International Law and Practice, from the University of Edinburgh, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Human Resource Management, from Royal Roads University, and both a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.

Ms. Kirkpatrick begins in  the role on January 16, 2017. We extend a warm welcome to her.