Royal BC Museum welcomes three new Board members

October 30, 2020
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VICTORIA, BC— The Royal BC Museum welcomes Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick, Karen Aird and Lenora Lee to its Board of Directors.

Nanon de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick is the founder and president of Beehive Holdings, Maison Victoria Homes and MdGB Capital. Previously, Mrs. de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick was vice president of Marketing for Big Park Games. Active in her community, she is a board member of Photonics and the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation.

Mrs. de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick is a past board member of PetNet, Allocadia Software, Vancouver General Hospital, the Vancouver Symphony and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs.

Mrs. de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick holds a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Literature in Spanish and French from Harvard College.

Ms. Aird is a member of Saulteau First Nations in Treaty 8 Territory of BC. She is currently the Heritage Manager for the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) and a founder/President of the Indigenous Heritage Circle, a national organization.

Ms. Aird has worked as an archaeologist and in cultural heritage management for the past 23 years on many projects that convey a strong sense of place in Indigenous landscapes, encompassing the stories, legal traditions and the intangible and tangible elements into Indigenous heritage.

Ms. Aird has acted as an expert witness for Indigenous Nations during the Site C Dam environmental assessment; project coordinator for the Secwepemc cultural heritage study; project lead for the Tse’K’wa National historic site; and co-author of the FPCC Policy Paper on Recognizing and Including Indigenous Cultural Heritage and a Living Heritage paper with UNESCO Canada and FPCC. She has assisted with the coordination of three national engagements on Indigenous heritage with Parks Canada and led a project to decolonize heritage and implement UNDRIP with the Heritage Branch of BC and FPCC. She was appointed to the Parks Canada National Indigenous Advisory Board in 2019.

Lenora Lee is Partner with KPMG LLP. Active in her community, Ms. Lee is a Director of the Government Finance Officers Association of British Columbia. She is also Chair of the Government Organizations Audit and Accounting Forum for the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.

Ms. Lee is a student mentor for the University of Victoria. Previously she was a Community Fund and Arts & Heritage Committee Member for the Victoria Foundation. Ms. Lee is a Chartered Professional Accountant from the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria.

Ms. de Gaspé Beaubien-Mattrick was appointed on April 3, 2020 and Ms. Aird and Ms. Lee were appointed on July 31, 2020.

Details about all current Royal BC Museum Board Members are available at royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/about/museum-information/corporate-information/governance/board-directors.   

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About the Royal BC Museum:  The Royal BC Museum explores the province’s human history and natural history, advances new knowledge and understanding of BC, and provides a dynamic forum for discussion and a place for reflection. The museum and archives celebrate culture and history, telling the stories of BC in ways that enlighten, stimulate and inspire. Located in Victoria on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen (Songhees and Xwsepsum Nations), we are a hub of community connections in BC–onsite, offsite and online–taking pride in our collective histories.

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