Christine Carter,
Corporate Secretary & Director of Governance, British Columbia Lottery Corporation

Chris Carter is a practising lawyer, accredited director and Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, with nearly 20 years’ experience in corporate governance in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Chris currently leads the corporate secretarial team as Corporate Secretary & Director of Governance at the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), one of the top 5 largest Crown corporations in the province. She is an active member of both the Senior Leadership Team and Crisis Management Team, as well as a Mental Health Ambassador and Mentor for the AIM Committee (whose vision is to attain gender equality).

Prior to BCLC, Chris was Legal Counsel & Deputy Secretary for nearly 17 years at HSBC Bank Canada, a former TSX-listed public company and Canada’s leading international bank. During her tenure, HSBC Bank Canada won the Excellence in Governance Awards- Best Practices to Enhance Boardroom Diversity from the Governance Professionals of Canada. Chris also acted as Corporate Secretary or Deputy Secretary for HSBC Bank Canada’s privately-held subsidiaries, including a mortgage company, trust company, securities company, investment funds company and asset management company, as well as a former insurance company.

Chris is an instructor for the Directors Education and Accreditation Program at the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada (CGIC), and a guest speaker for the Faculties of Law at the University of Calgary and Thompson Rivers University. Chris volunteers as Vice Chair for the Chartered Governance Institute of B.C. and as Director on the National Board of CGIC, as well as on non-profit boards, primarily focused on quality child care, education and the performing arts. 

Chris obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, where she won the Paroian, Raphael Award in Torts Law and was Co-Founder and Executive Secretary of the Osgoode Small Business Legal Assistance Clinic. She was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2000.