President and Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer, Debra leads Odlum Brown with objective and strategic insight developed from an accomplished career in the investment industry spanning over 35 years. Debra joined Odlum Brown in 1991, and prior to becoming President and CEO in 2007, she was Chief Operating Officer for seven years.
Debra has earned a reputation for her vision, passion and dedication as a leader in the business community. She is a board member of St. Paul’s Foundation, a member of the UBC Sauder School of Business Faculty Advisory Board, an Industry Director for the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and a member of the Vancouver Public Library Fundraising Campaign Cabinet.
Debra is a strong supporter of Odlum Brown’s sponsorship and charitable giving programs. In 2016, she was recognized for her leadership with the Joseph and Rosalie Segal United Way Community Vision Award. Debra was also recognized as a 2017 Canada’s Most AdmiredTM CEO and received a 2016 BC CEO Award from Business in Vancouver. In 2015, she received an Influential Women in Business Award. In 2012, Debra was honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the BC Community Achievement Award, and was also inducted into the Women’s Executive Network’s Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Hall of Fame after being recognized as one of the Top 100 for three consecutive years.