Vancouver, BC –November 5, 2020–HR Tech Group announced today it has appointed Lindsay Chan, Vice President, NATIONAL Public Relations,and Robert Lewis, Founder of Tech Talent Canada and Techcouver, to its board of directors.
“We are pleased to welcome both Lindsay and Robert to our board,” said Jan Laishley, Chair of the Board for HR Tech Group. “This was a strategic decision by our board to complement and diversify the experience and capabilities at our board table. Lindsay brings significant marketing, communications and public relations experience in BC’s technology, government and non-profit sectors to our organization. Robert’s entrepreneurial successes, business development skills and Canada-wide tech industry ecosystem knowledge will enhance our board capabilities as the association expands.”
Lindsay is a strategic communicator with more than 15 years of experience leading integrated communications programs locally, across Canada and beyond. At NATIONAL, Lindsay is a trusted advisor known for her collaborative nature, helping her clients solve their most pressing communications challenges. Prior to NATIONAL, Lindsay led communications, marketing and events, including the #BCTECH Summit, at Innovate BC where she was also responsible government and stakeholder relations and industry partnerships.
A Vancouver native, Lindsay has deep roots in BC’s technology and innovation community and is an advocate for opportunities for women in technology and leadership roles. Lindsay is a graduate of UBC’s Sauder School of Business.
Robert is an experienced and entrepreneurial founder with a demonstrated expertise of implementing engaging products and platforms for traditional and digital media industries.
Rob is keenly focused on bringing communities of people together to share knowledge, content and capabilities to advance their careers. To that end, Rob founded two new online communities in the past year. Tech Talent Canada connects Canada’s fastest-growing companies with top tech talent from around the world while Techcouver provides real-time reporting and analysis of emerging technology news in Vancouver and throughout BC. Previously, Rob was Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes from 2007 until the technology news site was acquired in 2018.
“Lindsay and Robert are joining HR Tech Group at an exciting time as we grow our membership and our services across BC and Alberta,” said Stephanie Hollingshead, Chief Executive Officer for HR Tech Group. “I believe our highly engaged, strategic and newly expanded board will contribute greatly as we fulfill our mission of enabling tech industry growth through collaborating, championing the needs of our industry,and delivering data and HR thought leadership.”
To read more about HR Tech Group’s board directors click here.
About HR Tech Group
HR Tech Group is an association of human resources professionals employed in B.C. and Alberta tech companies. The group produces the leading BC Tech Salary Survey and provides new and benchmark data that keeps members up to speed on local business practices in tech. HR Tech Group serves over 175 mid to large member companies in all tech sectors, including ICT, film/VFX, digital media, cleantech and life sciences.