Brenda Eaton is an experienced corporate director, serving on the Boards of a number of private, public and not-for-profit Boards. She currently serves on the Boards of Transelec (Past Chair), Westland Insurance, LifeLabs, BC Ferries,and Victoria’s Wastewater Treatment Project Board (Vice Chair).
In 2016, she was a member of British Columbia’s Judicial Compensation Commission and in 2017/18 was Vice Chair of the federal Rail Safety Panel.
Prior to becoming a corporate director Ms. Eaton was a senior leader in the BC Government. From 2001-2005 she was Deputy Minister to Premier Gordon Campbell. Prior to that she held executive positions in the BC Government, including Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury Board; Energy and Mines; and Social Services. For several years she was Chief Financial Officer of a Health Authority.
Ms. Eaton has also been active in the non-profit sector. She is currently Chair of the Max Bell Foundation, Vice Chair of BC Alzheimer’s Society and on the Board of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Killam Trusts She is also a Juror for the Donner Award.
Ms. Eaton is certified by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) and has received several recognition awards including the Queen’s Jubilee Award for community contribution, University of Victoria’s Distinguished Alumni and WXN’s 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.
Ms. Eaton has a Master’s Degree in Economics.