Susan Ryan

Combining a strong background in finance and human resources management, Susan Ryan holds the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designations—and has been a driving force in both professions. Holding that the two professions are not only complementary, but inextricably tied, Susan has spent much of her career in senior management roles within the Government and Non-Profit Sectors. Since 2003, Susan has managed Administration, Policy, HR and Finance alike as the Chief Financial Officer for the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation. Since stepping onto the CPHR BC & Yukon Board in 2013 and becoming Chair in 2017 for a four year term, she has remained steadfast in the pursuit of acquiring Tier-One recognition of the HR profession. In honour of her outstanding efforts, Susan was recognized with the Fellow CHPR in 2018. As a strong believer in giving back, Susan has volunteered most of her professional life as a Board member for various Boards, most notably as a Governor for Queen Margaret’s School on Vancouver Island, a Board member for the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, and as a Board member for the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA). She recently completed her ICD.D designation, and was appointed Chair of the Board of the Credit Counselling Society of Canada in March 2022, and Chair of the Board of CPHR Canada in June, 2022.