Jul 16, 2018

David Long & Cynthia Kinsella – Chief Operating Officer & Chief Development Officer – Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

By PFM Search

PFM is helping build The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society’s (GVFBS) Executive Team with two recent placements:

We are excited to announce that David Long will be joining GVFBS to the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer. David will be a key member of the executive team, guiding strategy and operations to ensure assistance is provided to over 27,000 people weekly through multiple distribution locations, community kitchens, training workshops and partnerships throughout the 80 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver.

Northern Ireland born, David is a chef by background, with a passion for food and people. He spent many years working in the hospitality industry with roles such as Executive Chef at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club, preparing 20,000+ meals a month to then being promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the Club followed by his move to the North Shore Winter Club as their General Manager from 2012 – 2016.

David has transitioned out of his most current role as Vice President, Operations, for Securiguard, where he has been responsible for company wide operations, leadership and executive oversight of key contracts. An experienced operations leader, with a passion for food and the community, we’re very much looking forward to David’s contribution to an ever-important organization in our local community.

Joining David at the executive table is Cynthia Kinsella, to the newly created role of Chief Development Officer. Cynthia will lead the strategy and operationalization of the Society’s revenue development, communications, outreach and donor stewardship activities. This inaugural role will allow the GVFBS to more deeply and effectively connect with the community the Society serves, and further the organization’s vision, mission, values, brand and food philosophy.

Cynthia has had a 28-year career in business development, operations and leadership, working with some of Canada’s most respected organizations. Most recently, Cynthia was Vice President, Employee Support Solutions for Morneau Shepell’s western region, where she was successful in growing market share and increasing customer satisfaction while leading, mentoring and engaging a team of professionals across the west. Prior to her role with Morneau Shepell, Cynthia held senior leadership positions with Optum Canada, TELUS and Accenture Business Services.

With Cynthia’s proven success of mentoring effective teams and implementing process improvements throughout her career, she will be a valued member of GVFBS’s executive team.

PFM would like to congratulate both David and Cynthia and wish them both every success!