Provincial Employees Community Services Fund Board of Directors

Last updated: November 16, 2021

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deputy minister of the BC Public Service Bobbi Sadler

Chair of the PECSF Board of Directors

Bobbi Sadler
deputy minister, BC Public Service Agency

  • Chairs board meetings
  • Approves changes to the board on behalf of the Minister
  • Confirms budget and resource requirements 

PECSF Deputy Chair and Staff Liason Doug Caul

Deputy chair and staff liaison

Doug Caul
deputy minister, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

  • Signing authority for cheques
  • Primary liaison for the PECSF office

PECSF Financial Officer Dean Skinner

Financial officer

Dean Skinner
assistant deputy minister and executive financial officer, Ministry of Citizens' Services.

  • Ensures compliance with government financial policies and best practices
  • Works with the PECSF Financial Officer on matters related to financial control and administration

PECSF campaign representative Allison Bond

Campaign representative

Allison Bond
deputy minister, Ministry of Children and Family Development

  • Provides Honourary Chair experience

PECSF Regional Representative Lisa Chong

Regional representative

Lisa Chong
financial officer, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

  • Provides awareness campaign and regional committee experience

Overview

  • The Board of Directors is appointed by the B.C government. Members cease to hold office if no longer an employee, or at the will of the employer
  • The role of the board is to provide leadership and oversee PECSF activities. The board represents interests of employees, charities and the broader community
  • As leaders, the board works with staff and stakeholders to set goals and objectives. It reviews outcomes and monitors and evaluates overall performance
  • As overseers, the board adheres to the budget. It ensures best practices in dealing with donors, charities, and volunteers. The board sets operational policies but is not involved in day-to-day decisions

Key duties of the Board of Directors

Fiduciary duty

Directors have a fiduciary duty to act on behalf of and solely in the interest of PECSF. Directors are obligated to avoid situations in which their personal interests are put above, or seen to be put above, the fund. Directors cannot use their positions for their own benefit.

Directors must ensure that PECSF funds are controlled, accounted for and managed by embracing these principles:

  • Funds are managed in the best interest of the beneficiaries (the charities) and according to the Trust Agreement (PDF, 419KB)
  • Funds are disbursed to charities as the donors wish and in keeping with PECSF's overall goals
  • Funds are handled properly and honestly

Financial management

  • The board shall approve a PECSF budget by the end of March each year
  • The budget is based on anticipated administrative costs and funding expectations
  • The board shall approve the draft audited financial statements so they can be presented to the BC Public Service Agency
  • The board shall recommend the appointment of the fund's auditor
  • The board shall ensure that PECSF has adequate accounting systems with appropriate internal controls

Board composition

For more information, see Community Fund Trust Documents infographic (PDF, 93KB).

If you need an original, dated copy of the PECSF Trust Agreement (PDF, 419KB), email PECSF@gov.bc.ca