Debra Hewson

Vice-chair (appointed October 2018)

Joined the Board in March 2011.

With a career in the investment industry spanning close to 30 years, she is President and Chief Executive Officer of Odlum Brown Limited, a British Columbia based full service investment firm.

She is a Board Member of St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, Alzheimer Society of BC, and a member of the Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board. Formerly a Board Member of the United Way of the Lower Mainland and a Campaign Cabinet Co-chair for the 2011/12 Annual Campaign.

In 2015 she was a recipient of an Influential Women in Business Award from Business in Vancouver and in 2012, she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and was a recipient of the 2012 B.C. Community Achievement Award. Debra was inducted into the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100: Hall of Fame in 2012, after being recognized as one of the Top 100 for three consecutive years. She was also recognized as one of B.C.’s 100 Women of Influence by the Vancouver Sun.

Member: Industry Risk (Chair); Coverage Committee.