New Positions Available and Candidates

Open Positions for AGM 2017

Positions being Elected:

  • VP Professional Development (2 yrs)
  • VP Certification (2 yrs)
  • Treasurer (2 yrs) -  (Incumbent is a candidate)
  • VP Member Services (2 yrs)

Positions being Appointed*:

  • Secretary (1 yr)
  • VP Marketing (1 yr)
  • VP Global Relations (1 yr)

* As per the bylaws, these are off-cycle appointments that can occur at the discretion of the Board.

Interested candidates should consult the Board Position Description for additional details. Candidate applications for the Board Positions will be accepted until June 6th.

The Slate of Candidates for AGM 2017

VP Certifications

Nancy Beatson, CBAP®, has held business analyst positions for nearly 15 years. She started her career in IT, working as an early morning Computer Operator while attending college. After graduation she continued her IT career working as a programmer/analyst then moving through the roles of database administrator, systems analyst, development manager, QA manager, product analyst, project manager and business analyst.
The skills Nancy has learned through studying for and passing the CBAP® exam in 2015 and through attending ECBA® / CCBA® / CBAP® study group sessions, skills workshops and monthly chapter meetings has helped her in countless ways to improve her BA skills and to network with other business analysts in the National Capital Area.
As VP Certification, Nancy will provide value through delivery of the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais Study Group. She will support of those seeking ECBA®, CCBA® or CBAP® certification and recertification. She will promote IIBA certification and keep local BAs in the loop on what's new with the certification program.

VP Member Services

Alec Lumsden, CBAP®, is a Senior Business Analyst with strong business, analytical, social and communication skills.  He worked in the User Needs Assessment group in Nortel for many years, and the last 13 years with the Government of Canada as a Business Analyst helping regulatory agencies.
His career has been dedicated to the goal of aligning digital technology with business needs.  Graduate studies in Psychology developed his unique skills in understanding and working with people.  His certification in both quantitative and qualitative analyses and professional recognition as a focus group moderator attests to his interpersonal and facilitation skills.  He has extensive experience working with people from a wide range of businesses and cultures in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Alec holds a Master’s degree in Experimental Social Psychology with a minor in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Waterloo (1981).
He has been a member of the IIBA since June of 2012 and recently received his CBAP®.
As VP Member Services, Alec is looking forward to continuing the great work my predecessor has done in the past and looking for new opportunities for the Chapter to provide additional offerings to the membership.
He understands the importance in delivering value to the local members and aims to actively elicit requirements and ideas from the members, the Board and other Chapter Boards to strengthen the Member Services portfolio.

VP Professional Development

Lucie Miguel, CBAP®, is a Senior Business Analyst with over 18 years’ experience in eliciting and managing business requirements on service delivery, transformation, marketing and product development projects in both the Federal Government and Telecommunications industry across multiple functional domains such as ordering, provisioning, billing and reporting. Over the years, her project responsibilities have allowed her to dig deep in all six Business Analysis Knowledge Areas. She is a team player who believes that building strong collaborative relationships with project stakeholders is key to successful implementations. Her latest Government project, the Federal Science Library implementation, was a very successful collaborative effort among seven Federal Science Libraries/Departments and won a GTEC award. Lucie is a strong believer in continuing education and continuous improvement, which from her point of view, is key to a successful professional life. It was and remains her main focus on why she has joined the IIBA Ottawa-Outaouais local chapter.

As the Vice President Professional Development, Lucie will be looking at the latest Business Analysis topics, trends and issues in order to find high-quality professional development opportunities for members that will help them in their goals for certification, re-certification and continuous improvement. She will solicit member feedback on topics that interest them and will seek opportunities to help grow local chapter involvement through professional development activities.

VP Marketing

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.

The VP, Marketing has two key responsibilities: outreach and communication. As Vice President, Marketing, Garrett will continue working on the outreach initiated by the previous VP Marketing Ron Roach and the Board members by working with current sponsors; identifying and reaching out to new sponsors. He will perform communications towards enhancing and promoting the IIBA and the business analysis profession throughout the Chapter and the region.


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!