Harold Calla

Harold Calla (Executive Chair) is a member of the Squamish Nation located in British Columbia. After many years of experience in international business, Harold has worked with the Squamish Nation as a negotiator in the areas of economic development, land management and finance and served eight years on the Squamish Council. Harold represented Squamish Nation interests in the development of the First Nations Land Management Act, First Nations Fiscal Management Act, First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act, and First Nations Oil and Gas and Moneys Management Act. These optional legislative pieces allow First Nations to operate outside of some of the provisions of the Indian Act and determine for themselves how to manage their affairs. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Fortis BC Inc. and is Chair of their Audit Committee. He has completed terms on the Boards of Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation, Partnerships BC and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. He has either chaired or served on the Audit Committees of these various Boards. Harold is a recipient of numerous awards in recognition of excellence in leadership. In particular, the C.G.A Association of Canada celebrating their 100th year in 2008 recognized Harold as one of 100 CGA’s who, in their view, over the 100 years have made a difference and in August 2012 Harold was also awarded a Fellowship by the C.G.A Association of Canada. Harold is also a member of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association and has been awarded the designation of Certified Aboriginal Financing Manager.