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Staff Leadership

 

The day-to-day management of RECBC is the responsibility of the Executive Officer in accordance with the policies and budget established by Council. The Executive Officer is supported by a management team responsible for the different departments.

 


 
 

Erin Seeley
Executive Officer

Responsible for all aspects of RECBC’s operations, Erin works closely with staff and Council members to ensure that the organization continues to fulfill its mandate.

Erin is an experienced senior leader, having served most recently as Executive Director of the Immigration Programs Branch in the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training, where she was responsible for the strategic direction and operations of BC’s immigration programs. Erin has also served as the Executive Director of Finance for two Crown corporations: the BC Immigrant Investment Fund and the BC Renaissance Capital Fund. Before joining the BC government in 2006, Erin worked in the technology sector as Manager of International Business Development for MDA (MacDonald Dettwiler & Associates) in Richmond. She has a B.A. from UVic and an M.A. in International Studies from SFU.

 

David Avren
Director, Legal Services and Compliance 

David oversees the Council’s investigation and discipline processes, provides general legal advice to RECBC, and supports various committees.

David has a B.Com. and LL.B. from UBC, and a Master’s in Law from the University of Auckland, New Zealand,  where he also taught law. David practiced criminal law and commercial litigation in Vancouver before joining BC Hydro, where he led BC’s largest in-house legal group. He was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Coast Capital Savings Credit Union before he joined the Real Estate Council in 2018. He is a member of both the national and provincial executive committees of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association.

 

 

Lisa Holst
Director, Accounting and Audit 

Lisa oversees the Council’s office and records inspection program and its internal accounting services. She provides general accounting advice to Council staff and supports various committees.

Lisa was previously the Director of Finance & Administration for Stringer Saul, a boutique London law firm. Lisa joined the Real Estate Council of BC in 2001 and has been the Director of Accounting & Audit since 2008. She has a degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University, and received her CA designation in 1991.

 

Pamela Skinner
Director, Education and Licensing

Pam oversees the Council’s education, licensing and professional advisory areas.

An FCPA, FCGA, Pam was previously vice president, public practice regulation at the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC), having been in the regulatory area of CPABC and the predecessor accounting regulator for the past ten years. Pam was active in pursuing the unification of the three professional accounting designations in B.C. and played a significant role in creating CPABC’s regulatory structure.

Prior to joining the professional accounting regulator Pam was vice president of trust for HSBC Bank (Canada), CEO of HSBC Trust Company (Canada), and formerly director of trust services for BMO Harris Private Banking.

Pam has volunteered in various capacities with the Estate Planning Council of Vancouver, including a term as president. She has also served as a director of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee, and as chair of the Planned Giving Committee.

 

 

Management Staff

Caroline Allen  |  Manager, Licensing Education 

Debbie Morreau  | Business Analyst/Project Manager

Jonas Plouffe  |  Manager, Technology

Lisa Kern  |  Senior Supervisor, Licensing

Marilee Peters  |  Manager, Communications 

Michael Scott | Manager, Compliance