New Positions Available and Candidates

Open Positions and Candidates for AGM 2018

  • President Elect (1 yr. term + 2 yrs.), vacant
  • Secretary (2 yrs.), J-P Thompson
  • VP Marketing (2 yrs.), Garrett Rice
  • VP Communications (2 yrs.), Christina Abbott
Information about the roles can be found in the Board Position Description document 

Candidate Information for AGM 2018

President-elect, vacant

 

medium_secretary.jpg_Secretary, J-P Thompson

 J-P has over 13 years of experience working in Canada’s not-for-profit sector in a variety of roles. These roles have included project management, coordination, advocacy, research, and administration. This experience will serve the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter in good stead as the Board Secretary.
J-P is entering Business Analysis as a second-career, and completed a certification in Business Analysis from Algonquin’s Corporate Training Centre in 2017. He looks forward to putting into practice what he has recently learnt in the classroom, combined with his previous skills, in new professional environments.
He is a keen soccer fan, and can’t wait to watch Canada’s MNT at a World Cup at some point in the future!
 

garret-rice.jpg_VP Marketing, Garrett Rice

 Garrett Rice is currently a Senior Consultant working with CGI clients primarily in IT/IM projects as a business analyst, and change manager. His experience spans approximately twenty years across business units, both locally in the NCR and internationally.
As a Senior Business Analyst, Garrett has delivered on analyses and implementations including policy, human resources, supply chain and finance in the public and healthcare sectors. Garrett has a Masters in Strategic Business Unit Management from HEC Paris, is CBAP certified, and currently working on lean six sigma and project management certifications.
Long term, Garrett is exploring a PhD in Management with Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. He has a passion for helping others, has volunteered with animal rescues, is an avid motorcyclist and enjoys travelling the world on two wheels._
 

christina_abbot_pic.jpg_VP Communications, Christina Abbott

 Christina Abbott has worked as a consultant in software development and information management for over 20 years. In that time, she’s done translation, technical writing, and software instruction for government and private industry in multiple domains, such as healthcare, telecommunications, and finance.
After a number of years of being in the periphery of business analysis, Christina has recently completed the Master Certificate in Business Analysis (MCBA) at the Sprott School of Business and is currently undertaking a career evolution to the role of Business Analyst.
Christina’s greatest strength is a sense of curiosity in both her professional and personal life. It’s led to a broad range of interests, including new technologies, leadership, and business, and everything from playing ukulele to learning Spanish. She loves to travel, and especially loves discovering new cultures and sampling new cuisines.
Christina’s favourite quote is “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing something wrong.”  To that end, she hopes to bring an element of fun to communications about chapter events and meetings, and in promoting the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Chapter.