Christine E. Carter, JD, FCG, Acc.Dir.
Chris Carter is a practicing lawyer, accredited director and Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, with 20+ years’ experience in corporate governance in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Chris currently leads the corporate secretarial team as Corporate Secretary & Director of Governance at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), one of the top 5 largest Crown corporations in the province. She is an active member of both the Senior Leadership Team and Crisis Management Team, as well as a Mental Health Ambassador and Mentor for the AIM Committee (whose vision is to attain gender equity).
Prior to BCLC, Chris was Legal Counsel & Deputy Secretary for nearly 17 years at HSBC Bank Canada, a former TSX-listed public company and Canada’s leading international bank. During her tenure, HSBC Bank Canada won the Excellence in Governance Awards- Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity from the Governance Professionals of Canada. Chris also acted as Corporate Secretary or Deputy Secretary for HSBC Bank Canada’s privately-held subsidiaries, including a mortgage company, trust company, securities company, investment funds company, asset management company and insurance company.
Chris is pleased to give back to the community through teaching, mentoring and volunteer work. Chris acts as an instructor for the Directors Education and Accreditation Program at the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada, and a guest speaker on Corporate Governance for the Faculties of Law at the University of Calgary and Thompson Rivers University. In addition to her formal role as Mentor of the AIM Committee, Chris informally mentors BCLC colleagues, as well as other governance professionals.
Chris volunteers on the national board for the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada, and acts as Board Chair for the Chartered Governance Institute of B.C. The Chartered Governance Institute is a truly global organization with over 29,000 members working in over 80 countries worldwide.