Douglas Beaton, Community Member
Appointed to the Board in 2016, Douglas is a Partner in Deloitte's Financial Advisory group. He has over a decade of experience in finance, with a focus on advising companies on strategic options for growth, M&A transactions and capital raisings. This has included extensive experience advising on international transactions, with an emphasis on Asia.
Douglas currently also serves as Vice-Chair of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade's Government Budget & Finance Committee, and previously served on the Board of the BC Renaissance Capital Fund, a $90M venture capital fund.
Prior to joining Deloitte, Douglas served as a senior advisor to the Canadian Prime Minister and Federal Cabinet. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria and a Master in Business Administration from the University of British Columbia.
Sandra Case, Chair, Community Member
Ms. Case is responsible for people, project management and process improvement at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. She joined the Board of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in 2015. Ms. Case has more than 20 years of management and legal experience and began her career as a corporate litigator. She additionally worked at the University of British Columbia handling bargaining and management exempt issues and led a sectoral people and stakeholder relations portfolio as the Community Social Services Employers' Association as director, human resources and labour relations services. Ms. Case holds a Juris Doctor of Law, Honours, from the University of British Columbia and has completed graduate studies in management and leadership with Royal Roads University. Ms. Case acts as an advisor for British Columbia Institute of Technology's academic programs and actively participating in the Canadian Bar Association's volunteer speaker and mentorship programs. She has also served as faculty for the Justice Institute and on the Board of the Vancouver Writers' Festival.
Dr. Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor / ex-officio
Dr. Alan Davis was appointed President of Kwantlen Polytechnic University September 1, 2012. A native of Reading, England, Dr. Davis has held leadership positions at renowned institutions in the United States and Canada, including roles at the British Columbia Open University, Athabasca University, Niagara College and Vancouver Community College. Most recently, he served as President of Empire State College at the State University of New York.
Dr. Davis is a member of the Board of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and has served on various committees and commissions with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the American Council for Education. He is past President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and is on the Board of the Collaboration for Online Higher Education Research.
Aside from his extraordinary academic contributions through publications and presentations, Dr. Davis is also a published playwright. Dr. Davis has devoted his career to higher learning and continues to be passionate about the success and achievements of individuals taking it upon themselves to earn an education.
Samuel Baroi, Elected Student Board Member
Samuel is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a third year student studying BBA-Marketing Management at KPU. Currently, he also works as an Assistant Director of Residential life and Housing at LaSalle College Vancouver.
Before joining the KPU Board of Governors, he assisted the Director of Global Engagement with various projects at KPU International.
At that time, Samuel assisted in coordinating various student engagement projects, organizing new student orientation, making promotional videos with KPU Marketing team, and promoting KPU Study Abroad program. The experience has allowed him to understand students’ needs and how he can put ideas into execution for students.
Akash Bhullar, Elected Student Board Member
Akash Bhullar is an international student originally from India. He is a second year student at KPU studying Computer Information Systems in the School of Business.
Akash possesses exemplary leadership qualities and is an excellent mentor. He is actively assisting new students to assimilate in the KPU community.
As a student member of the Board of Governors, Akash is providing excellent feedback to improve KPU services and increase student success.
Farhad Dastur, Faculty Representative
Farhad Dastur is the 2018-2021 faculty representative on the Board. Farhad obtained a PhD in experimental psychology from Dalhousie University. He has been a KPU faculty member for 18 years where he teaches evolutionary psychology, perception, cognitive ergonomics, and the Interdisciplinary Amazon Field School. He has served as Chair of Psychology, Coordinator of Asian Studies, Chair of the Research Ethics Board, Associate Dean, Senator, and Dean of Arts (pro temp). He has conducted research into sensory perception in pregnant women, the determinants of intersection collisions, the role of anxiety in pattern perception, and the efficacy of open education resources. In 2008, Farhad founded Connecting Minds, North America's largest undergraduate research conference in psychology. His teaching, scholarship, and leadership have been recognized with a National Institute of Staff & Organizational Development Teaching Excellence Award, a Chair Academy Exemplary Leader Award, an International Society for Human Ethology Best Poster Award, a 2016-18 Open Education Resources Research Fellowship, and a 2018 KPU Teaching Fellowship in Experiential Learning. Farhad has presented at TEDxKPU, the City of Surrey PechaKucha, and the KPU/Science World Speaker Series. He has volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers of Vancouver.
Amos Kambere, Community Member
Amos Kambere is the Executive Director of Umoja Operation Compassion Society, a not-for-profit organisation that works with newcomer immigrants and refugees living in Surrey BC. He was formerly with Canada Post and a Member of Parliament with the Uganda National Assembly. Mr. Kambere is a member of the Surrey Board of Trade. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Diploma in Education from Makerere University Kamplala, Uganda and Certificates from Vancouver Community College and British Columbia Institute of Technology.
Marc Kampschuur, Faculty Representative
Elected to the Board of Governors effective September 1, 2014 for a three-year term of office, Marc Kampschuur is an instructor in the Faculty of Business. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as a lawyer. Over his ten-year tenure with KPU, Mr. Kampschuur has served on Senate as a representative of the Faculty of Business and served on various Senate, Kwantlen Faculty Association and School of Business committees. Based on his professional qualifications, practical experience and service to the KPU community, Mr. Kampschuur hopes to be a positive contributor to KPU's Board of Governors.
Michael McAdam, Vice Chair, Community Member
Appointed to the KPU Board in 2016, Michael McAdam is the President of Advance Wire Products (AWP). AWP is the leading designer and manufacturer of innovative merchandising solutions for markets such as retail grocery, pharmacy, and custom construction. AWP serves markets throughout North America. Prior to AWP, Michael was the President of Bloomstar Bouquet, Canada's largest importer of fresh cut flowers into retail chains from coast to coast.
Michael has been granted a designation by the Institute of Corporate Directors in 2014, after successfully completing the Director's Education Program by Rotman's School of Business. He has recently served 7 years on the Board of Governors of the CGA-BC association, after a historic merger with the two other accounting associations forming the new CPA-BC association. During this transition, Michael sat on the joint CPA Board of BC.
Hanne Madsen / Past Chair, Community Member
Appointed to the Board July 31, 2014, Hanne Madsen is a director of the Westminster Savings Credit Union and Chair of Fraser Health Patient Care Quality Review Board. For five years, she served as Chair of GroYourBiz, a peer to peer advisory board for women business owners. She is the former President of DanFoss Couriers & Freight in Delta, a thriving transportation operation that provides regional, national and international delivery service to over 3000 clients. Ms. Madsen served on the board of the BC Trucking Association for 14 years, both as a director and Chair.
In 2015, Hanne was presented with the Surrey Board of Trade, Women in Business Award for Corporate/Leadership and 2012 Ms. Madsen was appointed as a member of Diversity 50 by the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She was recently appointed to the Regional Ambassador Council for Women Get on Board. She holds her Certificate of Executive Management from the Segal Graduate School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and her Bachelor of Business Administration from SFU. Her term of office expires July 31, 2018.
Mohammed Mahabub, Community Member
Mohammed Mahabub is currently the chief financial officer for JYSK where he oversees strategic planning, development and leadership for a multi-million dollar furniture and home retailer. For over twenty years he had extensive experience working with board of directors, financial institutions and suppliers. Previously, he was a director of finance for The Internet Marketing Center, a financial controller for Flight Center, and a senior financial analyst for Overwaitea Food Group. Mr. Mahabub holds his Financial Management Diploma from Kwantlen University College and earned his Certified General Accountants designation in 2001.
George Melville, Chancellor
Installed as KPU's second Chancellor on October 1, 2014, George Melville is one of Canada's most distinguished entrepreneurs, a highly accomplished restaurateur, a philanthropist, a communitarian, a KPU honorary degree holder and a man who calls B.C. home. Over the course of 40 years, he and his business partner, Jim Treliving, have together grown the well-loved, number one casual dining brand, Boston Pizza, into the international success that it is today.
For a more comprehensive biography of Mr. Melville, please follow this link: http://www.kpu.ca/news/2014/10/06/kpu-names-new-chancellor-awards-four-h...
Kim Rose, Professional Support Staff
Elected to the Board as of September 1, 2015 for a three-year term of office, Kim Rose is currently the Manager of Communications and Technologies in the Future Students' Office. Kim has worked at KPU since November 2001, and has served on a variety of Faculty and KPU committees over the years. Kim brings a wide range of experience from both KPU and her community work to the Board. Kim recently completed a 3 year term as a KPU Senator representing Professional Support Staff and as Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Policy Review. She looks forward to contributing to the Board during her term.
Shelly Hill, Community Member
Shelly Hill is the Chief Executive Officer of Kekinow Native Housing Society. She is the Co-Chair of the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee and is a member of the National Coalition committee. She served as a Board member of the Aboriginal Mothers Centre and Aboriginal Friendship Centres. Ms. Hill has been in the non-profit industry for more than 30 years and holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership from Trinity Western University and a Chinook Aboriginal Management Certificate from University of British Columbia.
Amandeep Singh is currently a managing partner for Singh Thind & Associates law firm. His practise is concentrated in the area of criminal defence and its intersection with civil/human rights.
Previously, Mr. Singh worked for Singh Abrahams as a manager partner, Singh Abrahams Joomratty as a managing partner, and Kang Abrahams Chahal as an associate. He has been the legal representative in many high-profile cases of international repute and has practised at the British Columbia Provincial and Supreme Courts as well as the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Singh has also represented clients in front of various federal and provincial tribunals. Active in his community, he currently serves a director for the Professor Mohan Singh Memorial Foundation. He has previously served for the Friends of The Sikh Cadets Society, Greater Vancouver Intergroup Society, and People's Law School.
Mr. Singh studied Anthropology and Physics at the University of California Berkeley, and obtained his Law degree from the University of Victoria.