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Board of Directors

Joan Axford

Joan Axford is a Chartered Professional Accountant with more than 40 years of experience, who has worked in public education finance for nearly three decades. In recognition of her contribution to the profession, Ms. Axford is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Most recently, Ms. Axford worked as the Executive Director of the B.C. Association of School Business Officials. She served as Secretary-Treasurer with School District No. 63 (Saanich) until 2011. Previously, she held the position of Director of School Finance with the Ministry of Education and worked in School District No. 62 (Sooke) as the Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. Currently, Ms. Axford provides financial and strategic advice to the education sector. Ms. Axford is past chair of the B.C. Teachers’ Pension board of trustees and of Beacon Community Services. She is also past director of the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation.

Ms. Axford joined the Board of BCLC in October, 2018.