Aug 1, 2017

Sheila Biggers – President & CEO for Junior Achievement BC

By PFM Search

PFM congratulates Sheila Biggers on her appointment as President & CEO of Junior Achievement BC. She will begin her tenure on August 1st, 2017.

Junior Achievement British Columbia (JABC) is a member of JA Canada and part of JA Worldwide, the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. Since 1955, British Columbia schools have relied on JA to inspire and prepare youth to succeed in an ever-changing global economy. In 2016, over 38,000 BC students benefited from JABC programs delivered free of charge by volunteers from local business communities, who bring their real-life experience into the classroom. JABC programs focus on work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, giving students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

JABC is proud to announce the appointment of Sheila Biggers, the next President & CEO of JABC.  Sheila brings over 25 years of experience working in the not for profit and public sectors. Sheila’s most recent role was Associate Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement for the UBC Sauder School of Business, leading a team of 22 advancement professionals. During her tenure with UBC Sauder, the school raised $120M, and significantly increased engagement of alumni, as part of UBC’s Start an Evolution campaign. The efforts of Sheila and her team resulted in the expansion and upgrade of the School’s facilities, enhancement of the student experience, and support for professorships and research.

Sheila has also demonstrated her passion for education and youth through her dedication to the Take a Hike Youth at Risk Foundation, an organization that runs an alternative education program combining academics, therapy and adventure based learning to help at-risk youth to change their lives. Sheila has been a long-standing board member and is a past Chair of the Foundation, which is focusing on expanding to support more youth throughout BC.

Sheila has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Consumers Studies from the University of Guelph and is a Master in Public Administration candidate at the University of Victoria. Originally from Ontario, Sheila has fully adapted to the British Columbia lifestyle, enjoying hiking, biking, skiing as often as she can, ideally with her family and her dog.