As the Controller for Vancity, Vinson is responsible for the financial reporting and business analysis required for proper strategic decision making. His role also includes providing financial and internal controls insight and strategic input on operational matters throughout the organization. Vinson is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy – a network of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. Vinson lives with his wife and two teen-aged kids (who are really like roommates at this age) in New Westminster.
Jonathan is Vancity’s vice president of government relations and public affairs, helping tell the Vancity story to members, the public and leaders throughout our community.
He began his career in journalism, first at The Globe and Mail and then at The Vancouver Sun, where he was legislative bureau chief in Victoria. Following that, he worked as a communications and public affairs consultant, advising some of BC’s top organizations.
Jonathan has degrees in Film Studies and Journalism, and is an alumni of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy. He also serves on the board of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running, cycling, skiing and exploring the Gulf Islands with his wife, kids and dogs.
Shona McGlashan is Vancity credit union’s vice-president of governance.
Originally from Scotland, Shona began her career in the UK’s House of Commons, providing professional and procedural support to parliamentary committees and the Speaker. Since then she has held senior governance and policy roles on both sides of the Atlantic, including working as Chief Governance Officer at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), and Executive Director of the Vancouver Police Board. Over the course of her career she has led governance, corporate affairs/ issues management, privacy, and diversity and inclusion functions.
An inspiring and passionate leader and mentor, Shona sits on the boards of Bard on the Beach and the Vancity Community Foundation. She is always delighted to talk about governance, Shakespeare, supporting mental health, and feminism. A voracious reader, she would love to hear about your favourite novel(s). Shona lives in Vancouver with her husband and two awesome kids.