As Chief Financial Officer, Clayton Buckingham oversees the health of its $26.4 billion in assets and assets under administration. Clayton came to Vancity from the British Columbia Automobile Association, where he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Insurance Officer.
Prior to being named its CFO in 2013, Clayton served the BCAA and its almost 900,000 members in a number of other finance-related capacities: as director, financial planning and analysis; and as corporate controller. During his time at BCAA he progressively assumed responsibility for BCAA's insurance operations and was ultimately named the organization's Chief Insurance Officer in 2019.
Clayton has experience leading a team of diverse professionals and overseeing a large organization's financial activities, including corporate finance, accounting, investment management, insurance, tax, internal audit, risk management, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting.
Among his individual accomplishments, Clayton was honoured with a B.C. CFO Award in 2016, in the transformation agent category, by Business in Vancouver and the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia.
Born in New Westminster and raised in Port Moody, Clayton has lived in Vancouver since 2015. He serves as a director of the Take a Hike Foundation, a full-time alternate high school program that uses the outdoors and adventure to engage vulnerable youth in school, community and mental health supports.
Clayton is an enthusiastic outdoorsperson who enjoys downhill skiing, ski touring, hiking and running, although he says his time spent pursuing those activities has been curtailed since he and his wife welcomed their son Henry into the world in 2018.
Khelsilem is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-Kwakwa̱ka’wa̱kw community leader from the Squamish Nation where he holds the title of spokesperson and councillor.
Khelsilem is also a board director with numerous non-profits based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
He has spent the past three years influencing policy change within his First Nation, and broadly, policy change ad a Regional, Provincial, and National level. He’s written columns for the Tyee, Vancouver Sun, and National Observer. He is frequently a commentator in the media on major policy issues from an Indigenous perspective. He also speaks at conferences, seminars, and classes on policy, housing, climate, and justice.
Khelsilem is known for speaking on the housing developments that Squamish Nation is a partner including the famous development at Sen̓áḵw on False Creek. That development is planned to provide six thousand 100% energy-efficient purpose-built rental homes for the City of Vancouver on lands exclusively in the jurisdiction of the Squamish Nation.
Khelsilem is an influential voice as a young West Coast leader with a passion for progressive policy change. He is also a continual supporter of queers arts events & organizations.
Khelsilem lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his dog.
Jindy Bains is Vancity's vice president of Operations and Compliance, focused on member experience and community engagement.
Jindy Bains is Vancity credit union's vice president of Operations and Compliance, focused on member experience and community engagement. She has been with Vancity for more than 25 years, and has held many roles including Branch Manager, Change Management Lead, and Director of Community Member Services. Jindy is known for driving results through innovation and creativity, leading people through change, and being an advocate for community. Jindy is also an alumni of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy, where she has had the benefit of hearing a diversity of perspectives, learning from others, and sharing best practices. Jindy's intrinsic values of inclusion, sustainability and respect have guided her throughout her life and career, and kept her at Vancity.
In her free time, Jindy loves to run outdoors, explore the city, and spend time with her husband and three daughters.
Jonathan is Vancity’s vice president of government relations and public affairs, helping tell the Vancity story to members, the public and leaders throughout our community.
He began his career in journalism, first at The Globe and Mail and then at The Vancouver Sun, where he was legislative bureau chief in Victoria. Following that, he worked as a communications and public affairs consultant, advising some of BC’s top organizations.
Jonathan has degrees in Film Studies and Journalism, and is an alumni of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy. He also serves on the board of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation.
In his free time, Jonathan enjoys running, cycling, skiing and exploring the Gulf Islands with his wife, kids and dogs.