Board of Directors

Sport BC is governed by a board of directors consisting of 6 board members with extensive sport and/or professional backgrounds.

Carey Dillen, Chair
Carey is the President of YYoga and joined Sport BC’s Board in 2010.  Carey previously worked for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games as Vice-President Finance & Comptroller where she managed the start-up, growth and dissolution of the organization over 5 years.  She also worked as an advisor to London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.   Over the years, Carey has worked in senior leadership roles with Boston Pizza International, TitanStar Properties Inc, Mountain Equipment Co-op and KPMG LLP.   In addition, Carey has served since 2010 on the Boards of BC Athletics, SBC Insurance and AllSport Insurance Ltd.  Carey is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce who has a passion for sport and healthy living and has previously been a player, personal trainer, competitive dancer and coach.

 


Directors-At-Large

Heather Holden, Vice-Chair
Heather is an energetic and accomplished Wealth Manager at UBS Bank (Canada), leading a team     providing global investment advice to high net worth families. Prior to becoming an investment specialist,     Heather earned a PhD from the University of Waterloo in satellite remote sensing and worked as a professor at the National University of Singapore. Heather has enjoyed serving on Boards since 2005. She was elected to the Vancouver Park Board and served as Chair of the Board. During her time as a Park Board Commissioner, she’s particularly proud to have prioritized government investment in sports infrastructure. She has also served on the Boards of the BC Crown Corporation, The Pacific Carbon Trust, The Vancouver Public Library, The Nature Trust of BC, and Big Sisters.

Learning is one Heather’s biggest motivators in life, as evidenced by getting her commercial pilot’s license in her early 20s, the perpetual professional development courses in governance and finance she enjoys, and her daily ritual of learning a bit of Spanish while walking the dog. Heather has been a                                                                       proud volunteer Big Sister since 2006. In her leisure time she rows                                                                                       competitively, scuba dives when she can, and squeezes in as much yoga as                                                                       possible to keep her inner gymnast alive.  She has traveled extensively.

Greg White, Director-at-Large
Greg has volunteered in sport and the community as vice-president of Triathlon BC, president of Pacific Spirit Triathlon Club, a triathlon official, director of 2008 Vancouver BG Triathlon World Championships, chair of Vancouver Sport Network, chair of Athletics branch council, chair of BC Athletics and chair of Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services advisory committee.  For the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, he managed a team of international client services volunteers.  Previous to the Olympic Games, he supported the Telus Vancouver & Victoria community boards as part of the Telus community affairs team.  As an age group athlete, he has participated in marathons, ultra-marathons and Ironman distance triathlons.  He attended Trinity Western College and the university of British Columbia.  He works with a BC non-profit housing society and lives in Vancouver.
*Note: Board meeting minutes can be found under “Resources”.


Michael Berkeley, Director-at-Large, Finance and Audit
Mike brings over 10 years’ experience in senior finance positions across the technology and natural resource sectors to Sport BC.  Most recently, he was Corporate Controller for Avigilon Corporation, a position he held for three years before moving to his current role as Finance Lead on Avigilon’s SAP project implementation team.  Mike’s passion for sport was fostered in the Scottish Highlands where he learned to ski, competed internationally on the Scottish Alpine Ski Team and coached other young athletes. Now an avid cyclist and runner, Mike is a member of Cycling BC and rides for the Wedgewood Cycling Team. Mike is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Edinburgh.

 

Blair Lowther, Director-at-Large

Currently a lawyer at Miller Thomson LLP.  His legal practice ranges from negotiating complex transactions to advising in relation to general commercial and governance matters.  He has extensive experience in advising athletic organizations, societies and event hosts.  For example, he has worked with Golf Canada, City of Vancouver (Sports & Major Events), City of Calgary (Sports & Major Events), Pink Bike and Canada SCORES.  He has also provided legal advise to Sport BC in relation to the 2015 FIFA Women’s World  Cup, 2016 Americas Masters Games and certain governance matters.  He has a Bachelor of Arts degree (English, Economics & Spanish) and Juris Doctor degree from the University of British Columbia.

Lisa Kwiatkowski, Director-at-Large

Lisa Kwiatkowski is a passionate leader who has contributed extensively to the sport system locally, nationally and internationally since her days as a UBC Human Kinetics Student.

She is currently the CEO of Motivate Canada – a national charitable organization focused on youth-driven development. Having served as a board member and past-Chair of Motivate Canada for 12 years, Lisa is a strong advocate and voice for empowering young people to create and lead positive change in their communities utilizing the power of sport.

In her previous position as Manager of Venue Partnerships for UBC’s Department of Athletics and Recreation, Lisa worked closely with both the provincial and national sport communities – in collaboration with the Vancouver Sport Hosting Partnership – to attract and deliver world class sport events to the region. She was also instrumental in the coordination and delivery of the inaugural Americas Masters Games which hosted eleven of its events on UBC campus.

Prior to her role at UBC, Lisa held leadership positions with the Sochi 2014, London 2012 and Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games’ Organizing Committees. She was also a part of the Rick Hansen Foundation’s 25th Anniversary campaign prior to leaving for London.

With a national scope in her current role at Motivate Canada, Lisa is interested in contributing to the BC sport sector to support continued partnership, innovation and values-based leadership. She is a proud Vancouver resident, who enjoys cycling (track and road), skiing, playing hockey and any other sport someone invites her to try.