Boyden is pleased to share the appointment news of Tracy Redies, a recruitment led by Craig Hemer
July 29, 2020 - Vancouver, BC
Tracy Redies, B.C. Liberal MLA, will lead the iconic dome as it continues to expand science, technology, engineering, arts & design and math across the province.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Redies as CEO of Science World, starting Monday, September 14th, 2020.
Since 2017, Tracy has served as B.C. Liberal MLA, Surrey-White Rock, and Finance Critic of the Official Opposition. Before joining the government, Tracy spent 25 years in banking, most recently as President & CEO of Coast Capital Savings Credit Union from 2009 to 2014. She also worked for 20 years with HSBC in both Vancouver and the U.S., including HSBC.com, a global technology company. Her last position was EVP Personal Financial Services and Wealth Management for HSBC Bank Canada.
Science World Board Chair, Launi Skinner, says, “Tracy has a long history as a strong people leader in complex environments. She works collaboratively to build consensus and buy in around a strong mission and vision. She has an extensive network of local and provincial connections which we know will open new doors of support for our organization. She surrounds herself with great people and leverages and supports their strengths, expertise, and knowledge to make a real impact on the organizations she leads.”
Interim CEO, Janet Wood, has been leading Science World since Scott Sampson’s departure last fall. “It's been an honour to work in an organization that has such passionate and dedicated employees who demonstrate every day their commitment to Science World's mission: through science and nature, we ignite wonder and empower dreams,” says Wood. “Tracy’s history of business success and demonstrated commitment to support the success of all British Columbians make her the perfect leader for this iconic organization.”
For Tracy, she saw this as an opportunity to combine her strong history of organizational growth and team building with her deep commitment to serving the community and province she loves. “I am incredibly passionate about the role Science World can play in building B.C.’s prosperous and inclusive future,” says Redies. “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead this beloved institution in the next stage of its evolution, to build on its past successes and to navigate its new future.”
Skinner adds, “From the start of our search we wanted to ensure we conducted a thorough, open-minded, inclusive, and expansive exploration of a diverse set of potential candidates. We couldn’t be happier to have found someone with Tracy’s unique combination of well-respected leadership, innovative growth experience, and deep network of connections.”
About Science World
Science World is a BC-based charitable organization that engages the people of British Columbia in STEAM literacy. Their mission is to ignite wonder and empower dreams through science and nature. Their vision is that within a generation, Canada will be a country of thriving, sustainable communities rooted in science, innovation and a deep connection to nature.
Original Source: Science World Press Release