Our People, The Board of Directors


Tricia Barker

President of the Board

Tricia was born in Vancouver but is quick to remind people her family is from Aberdeen. In her day job, Tricia is a certified wellness professional with a specialty in assisting seniors and people with terminal illnesses. She has used her background in the advertising/marketing world to create Scottish-based events like the Simon Fraser University Robbie Burns Recitation Marathon and the BC Highland Games Haggis Hunt. She is also involved with the literary community with a focus on the extensive Scottish favourites. From 2018-22, Tricia was elected to the Vancouver Park Board to oversee all aspects of parks and recreation in Vancouver.

Iain G. Ball

Iain G. Ball

Secretary of the Board

Iain is a Financial Consultant with over 25 years of international experience in finance, corporate finance and management. He is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, and moved to Vancouver, BC, in 1981. Iain is the former Chief Financial Officer and Director of Progressive Solutions Inc., a software company that was acquired in 2012. Iain established the company’s UK operations in Glasgow, Scotland, where he was the company’s Financial Director. He has experience in the successful growth, financing and international expansion of a range of businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of Aberdeen, a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and is both a Scottish and Canadian Chartered Accountant.


Jason Roberts

Treasurer of the Board

With roots in Quebec, Canada, Jason Roberts holds family-first values and is now the dedicated General Manager for Men In Kilts of Greater Vancouver. Jason advocates for quality of life for his team with the 4-day workweek, a mission that extends beyond his people and into media such as CBC radio appearances. As a husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and influencer, Jason hopes to build connections within the business community.


Alyssa Weyrauch

Director of the Board

Alyssa thrives as the Director of Finance of Great Northern Way Trust (GNWT) at the Centre for Digital Media (CDM). Prior to starting at GNWT as the Sr. Accountant in 2014, she attained her CGA in 2007 and worked in a number of industries such as: Manufacturing, Junior Exploration, Mining, Public Practice, Architecture. At GNWT the Accounting and Finance complexities of Real Estate Development, as well as the broad scope of Property Management, Investment Management, and Education keep her excited about the work. She also enjoys the challenges that come along with communicating financial aspects of the business to four Committees, four Partner Universities and a Prominent Board of Directors.

Outside GNWT Alyssa and her husband are raising three beautiful kids to be fair, kind and respectful; values she embodies herself. An Anthropology major at university, when not enjoying life in East Vancouver, one will most likely find her with her family living the cabin life at Lillooet Lake.


Graeme Macaloney

Director of the Board

Dr. Graeme Macaloney PEng, is the founder and President of Macaloney Brewers & Distillers, a World-award winning single malt distillery and craft brewery in Victoria. Graeme emigrated to Canada in 1989 from Scotland. He previously worked in big pharma and biotechnology (Pfizer, Eli Lilly, QSV Biologics, Protein Engineering Networks of Centres of Excellence), and in high tech (Redlen Technologies). He was a board member of the Victoria Highland Games for 7 years and also previously with Genome Alberta, PENCE Inc., and QSV Biologics Ltd. 


Kumi Kimura

Director of the Board

Kumi is the Senior Manager of Musqueam Golf Course and has a deep understanding of the importance of teamwork and the magic of sport. She was a manager Vancouver’s famous Cannery Seafood Restaurant so also is familiar with the benefits of a thriving hospitality industry.  Kumi has recently been inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame.

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Laura Donnellan

Director of the Board

As the HR Business Partner at IRL Group, Laura has played an integral part over the last 10 years in building IRL’s hardworking, reliable and honest teams that continuously deliver excellent results in their Hospitality and Construction Divisions. Laura is the founder of New and Not So New In Vancouver, a social group helping connect people in Vancouver. Laura’s ultimate goal is to continue working with her husband William, in building fun companies that continuously deliver excellent service and the most enjoyable experiences possible for its teams, customers and clients. In her spare time Laura enjoys spending time with her young family, photography, cooking, socializing and volunteering at non profits in the local community. 


Mike Redmond

Director of the Board

Mike is a retired lawyer, having spent his practice in a variety of ways, from private practice in administrative and corporate law, to being in-house counsel to a major telecommunications company and most recently as vice-chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.   Mike has been involved in politics at a number of levels, having run twice for Parliament (unsuccessfully) for the Progressive Conservative Party and its successor and serving on many boards, locally and nationally.  He is an avid fan of history, having obtained an honours history degree from UBC and is an honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, a historical society dedicated to the memory of the first highland regiment to serve in what is now Canada. He and his wife lived for many years in New Westminster, BC until moving in retirement to the shores of Lost Lagoon in Vancouver.

Ollie Campbell

Ollie Campbell

Director of the Board

Ollie Campbell arrived in Vancouver from the UK in March 2017. With an MSc in Security Sector Management from Cranfield University, Ollie followed up a 17-year career as a British Army officer with a role as a Senior Policy Advisor at the UK Mission to the United Nations, focusing on sanctions and non-proliferation. He now works as a Senior Policy Analyst at Engineers and Geoscientists BC with a portfolio covering government relations, governance and the implementation of the Professional Governance Act. Ollie is a fan of most sports, and maintains a key interest in international affairs.

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Darryl Lamb

Director of the Board

Darryl Lamb is a director on the Board of ScotCanBC.


Gareth Withers

Past President

Gareth Withers is originally from the Scottish Borders but has been living in “Beautiful BC” since 2006. He is a Scottish Chartered Accountant as well as a BC Chartered Professional Accountant. Gareth trained with Ernst & Young in Edinburgh where he focused on the brewing and distilling sector, an industry he remains passionate about. As a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young Vancouver, Gareth worked for over a  decade with many of BC’s leading industries including mining, technology and life sciences. Since leaving EY he has specialized in working with international mining companies. His combined experiences of living and working in Scotland and BC have resulted in a desire to help create a vibrant Scottish Canadian business network in BC