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Board of Governors Member

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Nelson Chan

Nelson Chan

Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee

Nelson Chan is the chief financial officer for the Capital Regional District, Capital Regional Hospital District and Capital Region Housing Corporation. He has more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership and strategy, business transformation and tactical implementation in both the public and private sectors.

Prior to relocating to British Columbia from Ontario in 2016, Chan served as the director of finance for Canada Post Corporation, where his portfolio included corporate planning and controllership, collective bargaining and strategic investment. He also served on the pension advisory committee of the Canada Post Pension Plan, the largest single employer pension plan in Canada.

Before joining Canada Post, Chan held senior roles at Roots Canada Ltd, WRH Realty Services Inc. in St. Petersburg, Florida and the Canadian division of Sega Amusements Inc.

In 2016 Chan joined the Natural Capital Lab, a national cohort of 40 innovators from business, government and non-governmental sectors collectively leading pilot projects to identify, test and scale natural capital measurement and management.

In 2017 Chan was appointed to the board of directors for the Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia, a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 members representing 160 municipalities and 28 regional districts. 

Chan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McMaster University and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Metropolitan University. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant in both Ontario and British Columbia.