Originally from the UK, Kim has worked in the non-profit housing sector in Vancouver for more than 25 years having joined McLaren Housing in 2010. Under her leadership the society has more than doubled its programs, services and staffing and has created an established continuum of housing provision for low income families and individuals in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Kim is a strong voice for the importance of adequate housing in HIV health and the value of portable subsidies as an affordable and effective housing solution. She is currently a Board Member of Pacific AIDS Network, the provincial agency representing and advocating for organizations working with the HIV/AIDS community.
Chris possesses a Business Degree and the designations of CPA, CGA, FCCA (UK), CPA (Aust.) and CPA (HK) and over 30 years experience in a full spectrum of strategic planning, financial management and services in the not for profit healthcare, housing, and community services organizations.
His superb knowledge and hands on experience in all aspects of cash flow and budget/fund management, HR, payroll, property and facilities management, financial researches and analyses, coupled with risk management make him a key person on the Senior Management Team.
Chris’ extensive experience in the financial sector and his professional designations ensure McLaren Housing Society is able to fulfill its’ financial responsibilities to funders and most importantly, those who are housed and supported by this agency.