Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose tireless work, commitment and strategic decision-making have made an impact in communities across British Columbia. The dedication, commitment and wisdom they bring to our boardroom not only guides our work, but reflects our values. We are proud to work with such a knowledgeable and generous group of individuals.
Anne Cooper has more than 30 years of experience in district office, with 20 of those as a Superintendent of Schools in BC. She holds a B.Ed. from the University of Calgary, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon.
Anne received the BC School Superintendents Association Distinguished Service Award in 2006, has been a two-time recipient of the Premier’s Award for Excellence, received the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy Champion award in 2013 and was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for her contribution to public education.
Retired, but still active in her community, Mrs. Cooper serves on many committees in Revelstoke.
John is responsible for the financial affairs of Concert Properties Ltd. and Concert Infrastructure Ltd. He joined Concert in 2011 after serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Prior to John’s involvement with the Games, he worked in a range of financial positions in sport, entertainment and industry.
John is a member of the Olympic Order and was a member of the International Olympic Committee’s Evaluation Commission for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. He served for six years on the Board of Directors of Sport BC.
Linda practiced law for 24 years, primarily as the Senior Vice President, Law and Human Resources at ICBC. Leaving the practice of law in 2002 to train as an executive coach in the US, she leads her own coaching practice working with lawyers to advance their practices. Linda is a past chair of Capilano University and current director for the Credit Counseling Society, which encourages individuals to become more financially literate. She received the Canadian Bar Association’s Community Service Award in 2008. A past chair of the BC CBA Women Lawyers Forum, she is currently on the WLF national executive.
Dale Walker brings a variety of valuable career experiences to the Decoda Board, spanning the media, law, industry services, and health and safety fields. A former writer and producer for CKNW Radio and CKVU-TV, he went on to graduate from U.B.C. Law School and then spent several years as a litigator and the managing partner for a well-known insurance defence law firm.
After spending time as the Law Specialist at the Sauder School of Business at U.B.C., Dale joined WorkSafeBC, where he is the Vice President, Employer Worker and Industry Services . Dale’s experience will help Decoda build new relationships in both the public and private sectors.
Grace Kuo brings diverse financial experience to the Decoda Board. She began her career with KPMG, and eventually became an Audit Manager there, while obtaining her designation as a Chartered Accountant (CA). She then gained experience in the financial industry, working for Leith Wheeler Investment Council, where she was a manager of mutual funds, and then transitioned to Canfor, where she currently holds the title of Director, Treasury.
Grace enjoys the educational side of finance and accounting, where she assisted students obtain their accounting designations at Simon Fraser University and Langara College.