ALN's Connection Reception | Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm | Free for PD Week participants
The Aspiring Leaders Network proudly presents:
ALN's Connection Reception - World Café
Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017 | 4:30 - 6:30pm (Doors open at 4:00pm)
Salle Chopin, Hilton Lac-Leamy | Food will be served.
While working on finalizing his Master's Degree in Educational Technologies, Robert Beeraj began his career with the Parks Canada Agency in 1992, as a student, as a historical interpreter in Québec City and has occupied many positions over his 23 years of service at the Agency, including as a member of the executive cadre. He first started as Chief of Staff and Corporate Secretary to the Agency's Chief Executive Officer and, from 2008 to 2014, occupied the positions of Director, Leadership & Learning, Director, Recruitment & Retention and finally Director, Workforce Management & Leadership. In August 2014, Robert took on the Pay Consolidation and Modernization project and was a member of the Agency's Corporate Transformation Taskforce which included IM/IT, Finance, HR and Destination 2020 initiatives. In 2015 he joined Public Services and Procurement Canada as the Director of the Shared HR Services Division. He returned to Justice Canada in September after a short stint in 2015 as Director of Business management of the Management Sector. Robert was also a film critic, journalist and newscaster in Québec City for CBC-Television and CBC-Radio from 1992 to 1998. Robert holds a Bachelor's Degree from Laval University.
MARTHA OKOT TH0MAS, CPA CA
Martha Okot Thomas currently works in the Internal Audit Department of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC), a change of pace from her past seventeen years working for the BC public service. Martha is currently responsible for providing both audit and advisory services throughout the organization, based on the current Audit Plan.
Martha brought a significant amount of experience to her new role at bcIMC. She previously worked in a variety of different roles across many different sectors of the BC Government. Starting in Internal Audit and Advisory Services with the Ministry of Finance, Martha gained a great deal of knowledge of the government's financial processes controls. She was able to continue her skills development in a number of different leadership roles. As the Manager, Finance Administration and Audit, she led a team of 20-25 people, oversaw facilities, human resources, and financial planning and reporting. Moving to the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, Martha was able to effect positive change across the Ministry in the development of revenue and accounts receivable processes. After a period in budgeting for the Ministry of Environment, she then moved to the Ministry of Finance where she became Director of Finance, and eventually serving as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director for the Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation.
Martha has been a dedicated member of the FMI Victoria Chapter. She filled the roles of Program Director, Vice-President and President before she was elected as Vice-President (2015-2016) of the fmi*igf National Board of Directors.
When she is not at work, Martha loves to spend time with her family. If she and her husband are not out golfing, she can be found cavorting with her daughters or hiking some of Vancouver Island's beautiful trails.
fmi*igf 's President Reception | Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm | Free for PD Week participants
fmi*igf 's Evening of Celebration | Friday Nov. 24, 2017, 7:30-1:00am | Tickets for sale @ $10.00 each (+gst & qst)
Join us on Friday night for a celebration of InterAction.
What better way to end a spectacular PD Week than with a Roaring 20s-themed event, featuring food, music, dancing and play-money gambling tables? You are welcome to wear black and white or dress up like it’s the 1920s.
The festivities start at 7:30 p.m. in the Hilton Lac-Leamy’s Ballroom on the Conference Floor – See you there!