Sheila was first elected to the Peninsula Co-op Board of Directors in 2018. In addition to the Peninsula Co-op’s board, she also serves as a director for Belfry Theatre and for five corporate boards. As one who strongly believes in giving back to her community, Sheila is past president of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Victoria, has sat on many of its committees over the past 15 years, and is currently an active member of its Donation Centre Committee. She also serves on the Malahat First Nation’s Finance and Audit Committee and on the Belfry’s Finance Committee.
Sheila is an accredited director (ICD.D), has a BA from Simon Fraser University, an MBA from Ivey University, a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Simon Fraser University and is a Certified Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA).
For twenty years, Sheila taught business courses at Camosun College and at the University of Victoria. In 2002, Sheila and her husband Paul and their three children spent six months in New Zealand, where she had the privilege of teaching at the Eastern Institute of Technology in Napier. Following her teaching career, as the Vice-President of Education for the CPA Western School of Business (formerly known as the Chartered Accountant School of Business (CASB)), Sheila was responsible for the design and delivery of education to aspiring accountants in western Canada.
Sheila and Paul own two small businesses in Victoria, where they have lived for the past 31 years. In her spare time, Sheila enjoys playing bridge, spending time with Paul and their three adult children, and boating with Paul in Vancouver Island’s beautiful waters with family and friends.