Senior Executive Lead, Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office, Government of British Columbia 

Vanessa Geary is Senior Executive Lead at the Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office for the Province of British Columbia. She oversees the recruitment and recommendation of candidates for appointments to Crown corporations, agencies, boards and commissions. Vanessa brings a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion and alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to Public Sector Organization governance support and training.

Vanessa is a values-based leader focused on creating and implementing innovative solutions that result in progressive change. She has held senior leadership roles in complex and politically sensitive environments including the Office of the Premier of British Columbia, the Office of the Mayor of the City of Vancouver, the British Columbia General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and Vancity, a member-owned financial co-operative.

Active in her community for over 30 years, Vanessa is involved in numerous environmental, social justice, student and community organizations including serving on the Boards of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society and McLaren Housing Society and chairing the Mole Hill Community Housing Society.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Arts, School of Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia.