The two organizations that comprise Coast Opportunity Funds share a common Board of Directors which manages the affairs of the organizations and reports to the members.
The Bylaws of CEDS and CCEFF set out typical responsibilities for the Board of Directors (for example, strategic planning and vision-setting, policy-making and direction, fiscal oversight and risk management, and appointment of senior management staff). When investing the funds in their care, the Board must consider the economic and environmental sustainability track record of the entity in which they are considering investing. The Board is also required to create and ensure compliance with governance policies and procedures, and to ensure that new Directors meet the requirements of an established competency matrix.
Apart from carrying out those responsibilities, the Board of Coast Funds also has some specific obligations set out in the governing documents of the organization, in particular, the Conservation and Investments Incentives Agreement (CIIA). Under that agreement, the Board must:
* Publish annual Strategic Plans spanning a three-year cycle (for example, 2013-2015);
* Ensure compliance with the requirements of CIIA;
* Review and make decisions on whether to approve awards.
Sage Baker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Q5 Innovations Inc. Prior to that she was West Coast General Manager and Senior Managing Director with a global management consulting company called FTI Consulting. Through her career she has worked with a number of high growth companies where she led multiple business/strategic planning initiatives, private and public financings, and sales and marketing programs. Sage holds an M.B.A in international business from Queen's University. She serves on three corporate boards and is an active mentor and advisor for numerous entrepreneurs and their businesses.
Cameron Brown, M.B.A., is from the Heiltsuk First Nation and an independent management consultant specializing in Aboriginal management and economic development and training and education. Prior to 2000, he served as the National Director, Aboriginal Banking (Toronto) for the CIBC. Cameron was also a professor at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, in the Native Management and Economic Development Program and managed and led a 44-week job readiness training program for Aboriginal trainees in Peterborough, Ontario. He has previously served as Band Manager and urban councillor for his First Nation and on the boards of an Aboriginal Financial Institution and an urban Aboriginal Child & Family Services organization.
Merv Child, Chair, is a lawyer practising in the areas of administrative and aboriginal law. He also acts as the Executive Director for the Nanwakolas Council, a Campbell River-based society of eight First Nations addressing land and resource use issues and related economic development opportunities.
For the past seventeen years, Percy Crosby has worked as a liaison between the Council of the Haida Nation (CHN), the Province and the forestry industry in various roles. He represents Skidegate at the Haida House as an elected official for the CHN. In this position, he has acted as Chair and Committee Member on the Executive, Heritage and Natural Resources, Cultural Wood, Protected Areas, and HaiCo Recommendations Committees. He has held an executive position on the boards of Gwaii Trust and Gwaii Forest Charitable Trust and sits on the board of Haida Gwaii Community Futures. He also has fourteen years of experience in administration with an extensive background in forestry. He works for the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations as a First Nations Liaison and is responsible for developing the first co-managed cultural wood access program. He acts as the coordinator and board member for the Haida Gwaii Cultural Wood Advisory Board, representing the Province. In all positions he has used his knowledge of cultural values, Haida Gwaii geography and history, and provincial laws and practices.
Garth Davis is the CEO of New Market Funds and has spent more than 20 years in capital deployment. He has leadership experience in impact investing (Vancity Community Capital), private equity (Turtle Creek and Scotia Merchant Capital), and corporate and leveraged finance (Scotia Capital). As a founding member of each of these teams, Garth also developed significant start-up and growth expertise. He has a Master of Arts in International Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University. Garth also has extensive experience serving as a director on private and public company boards.
Darcy J. Dobell's experience includes serving as a director and co-Chair of the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, a director of Canopy (a non-profit organization promoting use of green product lines and supply chains) and founding Chair of the Raincoast Education Society. Darcy also has a consulting company, The Wabe Consulting, providing leadership, strategic planning and communications advice to foundations, NGOs and community organizations.
Wally Eamer was born and raised on Vancouver Island, and lives in Metchosin. He has a Bachelor of Arts from University of B.C. and Master of Business Administration from Harvard. He worked for over twenty years in the provincial government, including Ministry of Environment and BC Parks. In the Central Coast process from 2002, he was the provincial Table representative, provincial negotiator with First Nations in 2004 and 2005, and since 2006 has worked on EBM implementation with the Nanwakolas Council. In 2008, he was ordained as a deacon in the Anglican church.
Chris Trumpy has more than 30 years of experience in public service. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Certified General Accountant designation and while working for the provincial government was Deputy Minister of the Ministries of Finance and Corporate Relations; Provincial Revenue; Sustainable Resource Management, and Environment. He has also been Secretary to the Treasury Board. In January 2010, he was appointed to the Puget Sound Energy and Puget Energy boards. He also serves on the board for Coast Capital Savings Credit Union.