December 9, 2021 | Achieving Excellence in the Public Sector
Achieving Excellence in the Public Sector
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Lori Wanamaker is a Cabinet Secretary and the Head of the BC Public Service. She was the Deputy Minister of Finance in 2017 and moved to the Office of the Premier in 2020.
She was previously the Deputy Solicitor General, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts and Deputy Minister of Labour and Citizen's Services. Ms. Wanamaker has led diverse portfolios that included tourism marketing and development, heritage, archaeology, and the delivery of government's shared services, including accommodation and real estate, workplace technology, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer. She has also been responsible for housing and homelessness policy and programs, building and safety policy and residential tenancy. Ms. Wanamaker's career with the Province of British Columbia began in 1990 at the Office of the Auditor General and she subsequently held several senior positions within the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services.
Ms. Wanamaker is a Chartered Accountant and an alumna of Royal Roads University. While working in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, she completed her Masters in Business Administration at Royal Roads in 2002. Prior to joining the BC public service, Ms. Wanamaker worked in a public accounting firm in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lori has had a 32-year career in B.C.'s public service, including 15 years as a deputy.
Jehan Casey, Director, First Nations Public Service Secretariat, is Haida and was raised in the Lower Mainland. Before joining the First Nations Public Services Secretariat, she worked at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, DC as the Manager of International Cooperation for Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Jehan brings extensive administration, communications, program and project management experience to her role with the FNPSS. She worked for over ten years with the Government Canada, the majority of the time for Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada in BC Region. Prior to that her work experience included roles with the First Nations Education Steering Committee, CTV and Discovery Channel. She has an Astronomy-Physics degree from the University of British Columbia. In her current role she is responsible for overseeing programming, operations and the strategic vision and mandate of the FNPSS.
Jehan is committed to seeing the FNPSS shaped into a First Nation driven initiative that provides for affordable and culturally relevant core administration training for First Nations in areas such as finance, human resources, policy, information management, and communications.
Bill Reid, MBA, CMC, CE, is the BC Leader of MNP’s Public Sector Consulting team based in Victoria. Bill has more than 20 years of experience as a management consultant and organizational advisor with two international accounting firms, as a partner with a mid-sized consultancy and as an internal program evaluator and internal auditor with the B.C. government.
Bill specializes in results-oriented governance, planning and management. He has developed strategic and operational plans, led program evaluations and operational reviews, facilitated enterprise risk assessments and provided facilitation services. In B.C., Bill has worked for 17 provincial government ministries, six Crown corporations and four public (independent) agencies. His clientele also includes the Alberta, Yukon and Northwest Territories governments.
Added to this, Bill has worked for numerous municipalities and regional districts, including providing training on behalf of the Government Finance Officers Association of B.C. and the Local Government Management Association of B.C.
Bill holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialty in Public Policy and is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He is Past President of the Executive of the B.C. and Yukon Chapter of the Canadian Evaluation Society and a Credentialed Program Evaluator (CE), one of 31 in B.C. and the Yukon.
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