President & CEO
Tracy Redies joined as President & CEO of Science World British Columbia in 2020. She is passionate about disseminating STEAM-learning to more people in BC, believing these skill sets will be key to the province's and Canada's success in the coming decades.
Tracy has over 25 years of experience as a high-growth organization builder with a strong commitment to serving the province and its communities. Tracy spent much of her career leading complex financial institutions, serving as CEO of Coast Capital Savings Credit Union and, before that, Executive Vice President and Head of Personal Financial Services of HSBC Bank Canada. In 2017, she joined the B.C. Liberal party as MLA, Surrey-White Rock serving as Finance Critic for the Opposition.
Tracy has served on the University of Victoria board of governors, the Surrey Memorial Hospital Foundation board, and as a corporate director for BC Hydro. As a member of the Premier's Women's Economic Council for BC, Tracy supported the improvement of economic outcomes for women entrepreneurs and business leaders. She is also a past director of the CH.I.L.D. Foundation, the Sauder Advisory Council and the Sources Foundation, an organization responsible for supporting local food banks, women’s shelters and affordable housing options. Tracy is currently a director of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
Tracy and her husband have raised their 4 children in the Surrey-White Rock area. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, horse racing and spending time outdoors with her family and dogs.
Brian Radburn, CPA, CA
Vice President, Corporate Operations & Chief Financial Officer
Brian is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over thirty years of financial experience. A retired partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, he's served as the CFO of a number of private companies in the technology sector. Brian has considerable governance experience, serving on Boards of various healthcare-related institutions, charities and not-for-profit organizations.
As Vice President, Corporate Operations & Chief Financial Officer, Brian plans and directs corporate operations that support the capabilities of the Science World team to deliver on its strategic priorities. As well, he oversees the financial operations and financial planning at Science World. Through analysis, discipline and organization, Brian ensures that each of these areas best supports and serves the mission and priorities of the organization.
Vice President, Development
Nancy joined the Science World team in July 2018, bringing with her over twenty years’ experience in the charitable sector. As Vice President, Development, Nancy leads a critical team dedicated to corporate development, philanthropy, donor and member relations, grants and research, all critical to the success of a not-for-profit organization. Indeed, Nancy is committed to the success of each of her colleagues and staff to ensure that the organization thrives for years to come.
Prior to joining Science World, Nancy was the VP Philanthropy and Corporate Partnerships at JDRF, where she worked with staff, organizations and volunteers across the country to drive a major gifts campaign and develop successful corporate partnerships. Previously she acted as Executive Director of the Arthritis Society, BC & Yukon Division, and has held roles with BC Special Olympics and the Aberdeen Cyrenians.
Vice President, Human Resources
Pia is a strong proponent of energizing and engaging employees in support of business goals, and of encouraging personal growth within an organization. She possesses extensive experience in building and motivating high-performance teams, and believes in building leadership at all levels of an organization.
An HR veteran with more than 20 years’ experience, Pia’s experience comes from a wide range of industries, including hospitality, not for profit, funds management and health care. Her previous roles include responsibility for all human resources initiatives including strategic workforce planning, recruitment, training and leadership and culture development.
Pia’s education includes the Human Resources program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology and also graduated from the Sauder School of Business Strategic Leadership and Project Management programs.
Pia is a long-standing Vancouver resident and avid runner, and has also served as a Human Resources mentor and sat on a number of boards sharing her expertise.