Our Executives

Shayne Ramsay

Shayne Ramsay, CEO

Since May 2000, Shayne has been the CEO of BC Housing. Shayne was responsible for setting up the Homeowner Protection Office in 1998 and also served as its first CEO. Prior to being appointed CEO, Shayne was director of development services for BC Housing, and director of housing policy and program development with the former Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in B.C.

In addition to his work as CEO, Shayne serves as chair of the Board of Directors for the Crown Corporation Employer's Association, an agency that represents human resource issues for the provincial crown corporations in British Columbia. He is also chair of Housing Partnership Canada, a peer network and business collaboration of social housing leaders committed to innovation. Shayne has a graduate degree in urban planning from the University of Toronto.

Wendy Acheson

Wendy Acheson, Vice-President and Registrar, Licensing and Consumer Services

Wendy has 20 years of experience in licensing and the regulation of professionals, as well as legal matters, government, housing and consumer protection. She is responsible for administering the Homeowner Protection Act, overseeing licensing compliance and consumer-service operations. She has led important initiatives to increase the quality of residential construction and strengthen consumer protection.

Prior to her current role, Wendy was deputy registrar of the Homeowner Protection Office. She was also director of licensing at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia for six years. Wendy has degrees in both law and political science from the University of Calgary.

Dan Maxwell

Dan Maxwell, Vice-President of Corporate Services & CFO

Dan has led BC Housing’s finances for more than 20 years. He is a chartered professional accountant and holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia.

Prior to joining BC Housing, Dan worked in private industry as a chartered accountant and for the Office of the Comptroller General as a director of internal audit. Dan also spent four years at the Homeowner Protection Office between 1999 and 2003, where he served as CFO, COO and acting CEO.

Michael Flanigan

Michael Flanigan, Vice-President of Development & Asset Strategies

Michael brings 25 years of experience in partnering with different levels of government, not-for-profit and private housing partners, as well as the development community to his role of promoting the creation of affordable housing.

In 2001, after five years as director of leasing and vice-president at Hong Kong-based Henderson Development, Michael joined the City of Vancouver as deputy director of real estate services. Six years later, he was appointed director of real estate services, assuming responsibility for the strategic planning and financial management of the City’s $3-billion Property Endowment Fund. Michael holds a degree in urban land economics and finance from the University of British Columbia.

Sara Goldvine

Sara Goldvine, Vice-President of Communications

Sara brings broad experience from the public, non-profit, and private sectors to her role as VP Communications with BC Housing. She has a track record of effecting meaningful change in purpose-driven organizations through leadership roles with Coast Capital Savings, TVO, Toronto Community Housing, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the B.C. Legislature.

Outside of work, Sara serves on the Board of Governors for the Business Council of B.C. and the Board of Directors for the Cedar Cottage Food Network. She holds an Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation from the Canadian Public Relations Society, has a Master of Communications Management from McMaster University, and a Bachelor of Arts, Political Science from the University of British Columbia (Honours).

Stephanie Allen

Stephanie Allen, Associate Vice-President, Strategic Business Operations and Performance

Stephanie is a strategic business operations specialist and affordable housing professional with a focus on equitable city-building. She combines extensive market, affordable and non-profit housing development and delivery expertise with government, community and industry stakeholder engagement necessary to advance affordable housing initiatives across the Province.

Outside of work, Stephanie is a founding board member of the Hogan’s Alley Society. She serves on the City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Advisory Panel and Poverty Action Advisory Committee. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in Urban Studies from Simon Fraser University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Okanagan College.