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.
Stephanie Allen, Associate Vice-President, Strategic Business Operations and Performance
Stephanie is an affordable housing specialist and organizational development professional with a focus on equitable city-building. She combines her expertise in market and community housing development with her background in government policy and stakeholder engagement to advance community building initiatives across the Province.
Outside of work, Stephanie is a founding board member of the Hogan’s Alley Society, is on the interim board of the Federation of Black Canadians, and serves on the City of Vancouver’s 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.
Abbas Barodawalla, Vice-President of Corporate Services & CFO
Abbas has led BC Housing’s Internal Audit function since 2008. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified Public Accountant (US) and a Chartered Accountant (India). He also holds global auditing designations like the Certified Internal Auditor.
Prior to joining BC Housing, Abbas has worked in professional accounting practices in Vancouver since 2002 providing financial reporting, taxation and business risk consulting services to large and medium sized clients in Canada, US and Australia. Clients included Crown corporations, not for profit organizations, real estate and social housing agencies, financial institutions, IT and the film industry.
Before immigrating to Canada in 2001, Abbas worked in Dubai and India as a Chartered Accountant providing financial reporting, corporate finance, due diligence and growth solutions in the construction and real estate, manufacturing and distribution, education, logistics, retail, and fashion industries.
Angela Cooke, Vice-President of Operations
Angela brings a unique depth of understanding of social housing with a true commitment to supporting the teams who operate BC Housing’s projects. The former Vice-President, Tenant & Community Services for Toronto Community Housing has extensive leadership experience in the social housing sector in both Canada and the United Kingdom (UK). Angela has led senior management teams at WoodGreen Community Services (Toronto), the London and Quadrant Housing Trust (UK) and Accent Group (UK).
Angela completed Executive Leadership studies in business performance and leadership, social housing, from NIMBAS, Bradford – Graduate School of Management, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, housing (Honours) from Leeds Beckett University (UK).
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, 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).
Stacey Lee, Vice-President of Human Resources
Stacey is a leader in Human Resources (HR) management committed to innovative, collaborative HR solutions. She is experienced in supporting organizational development and employee relations for public and private sector organizations including: TransLink, Community Living BC, Inventure Solutions A Vancity Company and Knowledge Junction.
Stacey holds a Master of Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate University, a BCIT Human Resources Management Diploma, and a Bachelor of Science, University of British Columbia.
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.