Ms. Nancy McKenzie was appointed to the Board of Governors in 2017 and is currently Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, the Property Committee, the Employee Relations Committee, the Financial Strategy Working Group, and the UBC Neighbourhood Liaison Committee. In addition, she is a Director of UBC Investment Management Trust Inc. She also serves as a Corporate Director for Coast Capital Savings.
Previously Nancy was Chief Financial Officer for Seaspan ULC from 2005 to 2017, during which time she was part of the executive leadership team and responsible for Corporate Services functions. Prior to that, Nancy held the positions of Vice-President Finance and Administration and Corporate Controller at Seaspan. Her 30-year professional career spans transportation, manufacturing and industrial equipment industries.
During her tenure at Seaspan, Nancy participated in numerous business acquisitions, financing and capital investment programs. She was recognized as “CFO of the Year” in 2012 owing to her strategic work on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which resulted in Seaspan winning the $8 billion non-combat construction program for Canada. Subsequently she implemented the financing requirements and was heavily involved in contracting and oversight of the program to rebuild shipbuilding capability in Canada.
Active in her profession, Nancy served as a Director and Chair of the Western Transportation Advisory Council’s Finance and Governance Committee, as a board member for the Economic Partnership of North Vancouver, and as Chair/committee member for Seaspan Salaried Pension Plan and Trustee of the Canadian Merchant Service Guild Pension Plan. She volunteered for many years at West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association, and as a Host Chairperson for the BC Hockey 2018 provincial championships. Nancy also served as Leadership Chair for Seapan’s United Way campaign from 2004-2013.
Nancy holds her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA).