Brenda Eaton

Brenda Eaton resides in Victoria and is an experienced Corporate Director, having served for more than ten years on a number of private, public, not-for-profit and crown corporation Boards. Prior to becoming a Corporate Director, Brenda was a senior leader in the B.C. government. From 2001-2005 Brenda was Deputy Minister to Premier Gordon Campbell. Prior to that, she held executive positions, including Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board; Energy and Mines; and Social Services. For several years she was also CFO of a Health Authority. She is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) and has a Master’s Degree in Economics.
 
She has taught public policy courses for leaders of non-profit organizations through the United Way in Vancouver and the Public Policy Training Institute in Alberta. Both of these courses are focused on helping leaders of non-profit organizations hone their skills to more effectively influence Government policy.
 
Brenda will be serving her first term with the Board commencing June 2017.  In other governance roles she currently serves as Chair, Audit Committee, Fortis B.C.; Chair, Strategic Advisory, Westland Insurance, B.C. Safety Authority; Chair, Regulation and Corporate Reputation, Transelec;  member, Core Area Wastewater Treatment Project Board; member, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research Board; and, Chair, Investment Committee, Max Bell Foundation. She also works with the local and provincial chapters of the Alzheimer’s Society. Prior to this work, for six years she chaired the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education.