David Wong is BC Hydro’s Executive Vice-President, Finance, Technology, Supply Chain & Chief Financial Officer. Between 1995 and 2008, David held several roles at BC Hydro, including Chief Financial Officer at Powerex and Chief Accounting Officer at BC Hydro. As Chief Financial Officer, David is responsible for the financial oversight of BC Hydro. This includes financial reporting and policy, treasury, budgeting, forecasting, and internal audit. He’s also accountable for our Technology and Supply Chain groups that provide IT services and solutions, company-wide procurement, materials management, and fleet services. These groups are valued business partners and provide critical support to the business.
Before returning to BC Hydro in 2018, David held senior financial roles at Teekay Corporation, including CFO of Teekay Offshore Partners Ltd. He’s also served on the Board of Directors at Vancity Credit Union where he was the chair of the audit committee. David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from SFU and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. David is also on the Board of Directors at BCAA.
Speaking May 3
Wading through the pandemic towards a more inclusive future
Technology has made it so we’ve never been more connected, and yet, the pandemic, in many ways, has made it feel as though we’ve never been so far apart. As workplaces around the globe re-examine how they’re organized and consider news ways of working, inclusion has risen to the forefront of discussions. How do employers ensure that every employee can equally contribute to the best of their ability, no matter where they’re working? And how do organizations translate their equity, diversity and inclusion aspirations into objectives and measures that actually make a difference?
As British Columbia’s primary electricity provider, BC Hydro employs more than 6,500 field and office-based employees spread across diverse regions around the province. Recognized as one of B.C.’s top employers and Canada’s best diversity employers, BC Hydro recognizes that fostering an inclusive organizational culture and leveraging diverse, dynamic talent are imperatives in today’s business environment. But creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace doesn’t just happen – it takes action.
BC Hydro underwent a full review of diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2019 and created a roadmap that is guiding actions and to stay on track to building a more inclusive and diverse workforce. David Wong, Executive Vice President of Finance, Technology and Supply Chain and Chief Financial Officer, is a people leader, finance professional, and passionate when it comes to inclusion and diversity. David will share how the pandemic and technology has plunged BC Hydro’s workforce into a new way of working, the tangible actions they’re taking to build a more inclusive environment and how the power of inclusion supports business objectives and employee engagement alike.